Course: Theory of culture

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Course title Theory of culture
Course code ART/TEKA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Pech Milan, PhDr. Bc. Ph.D.
Course content
The course is divided in blocks. In the first part, students get acquainted with the basic concepts of culture theory, and the history of the culture research. In addition to the birth and development of the term culture, attention will be focused on the issue of psychological anthropology, the influence of psychoanalysis on cultural anthropology or the impact of the postmodern situation on the theories of culture.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The course deals with the structural and historical analysis of culture, especially as far as its changing relationship to basic concepts of time and space is concerned.
Students acquire the capacity to work with the basic concepts of cultural theory.
Prerequisites
Schopnost samostatné práce s odbornou literaturou

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Active participation in classes, writing test
Recommended literature
  • Aron J. Gurevič. Kategorie středověké kultury, čes. překl. Praha 1978.
  • Aumont, Jacques; Šerý, Ladislav. Obraz. 2. vyd. Praha : Akademie múzických umění v Praze, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7331-165-0.
  • Clottes, Jean; Půtová, Barbora,; Soukup, Václav. Pravěké umění : evoluce člověka a kultury. Vyd. 1. Praha : Akademie veřejné správy, 2011. ISBN 978-80-87207-04-8.
  • David Oswell. Culture and society, London 2006.
  • J. Assman:. Egypt. Theologie a zbožnost rané civilizace, čes. překl. Praha, Oikumené 2002.
  • J. Assmann:. Kultura a paměť. Písmo, vzpomínka a politická identita v rozvinutých kulturách starověku, čes. překl. Brno, Prostor 2001..
  • McRobbie, Angela; Šmejkalová, Denisa. Aktuální témata kulturálních studií. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2006. ISBN 80-7367-156-5.
  • Sedgwick, A. E. and P.:. Cultural Theory: the key concepts, London - New York 2002.
  • Soukup, Václav. Antropologie : teorie člověka a kultury. Vydání první. Praha : Portál, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7367-432-8.
  • Soukup, Václav. Přehled antropologických teorií kultury. Vyd. 2. Praha : Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-929-1.
  • Svoboda, Jiří A.; Frouz, Martin,; Clottes, Jean. Počátky umění. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2011. ISBN 978-80-200-1925-7.
  • Svoboda, Jiří A. Počátky umění II. Vydání první. Praha : Academia, 2020. ISBN 978-80-200-3120-4.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Art Therapy (5) Category: Psychology courses 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
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Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Art Therapy (2) Category: Psychology courses 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Art Therapy (4) Category: Psychology courses 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter