Course: Ethnographic Artifacts 2

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Course title Ethnographic Artifacts 2
Course code KBD/QETNO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Klápšťová Kateřina, PhDr.
  • Slábová Markéta, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The aim of the course is a basic orientation in non-European art, arts and crafts of folk, ethnic and authorial character and to gain an overview of information sources. Basic issues of cultural development (cultural changes): cultural geographical areas, cultural and historical stages and characteristic styles of creation of native societies in Africa, America, Asia and Oceania with emphasis on the period of the 19th, 20th and 2nd. century. Basic classification of artifacts into categories in connection with used materials and production processes and in terms of their utilitarian, artistic, social and ritual-religious functions and symbolism. Debatability of the concepts of tradition, traditional art, tribal art versus high art. Artistic production as a source of ethnic and national identity. Differences in creation for one's own company and in production for collectors and tourists and new trends in non-European production oriented towards the European market. Principles and problems of monument protection in the countries of origin of artifacts.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 110 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is a basic orientation in non-European art, arts and crafts of folk, ethnic and authorial character and to gain an overview of information sources. Basic issues of cultural development (cultural changes): cultural geographical areas, cultural and historical stages and characteristic styles of creation of native societies in Africa, America, Asia and Oceania with emphasis on the period of the 19th, 20th and 2nd. century. Basic classification of artifacts into categories in connection with used materials and production processes and in terms of their utilitarian, artistic, social and ritual-religious functions and symbolism. Debatability of the concepts of tradition, traditional art, tribal art versus high art. Artistic production as a source of ethnic and national identity. Differences in creation for one's own company and in production for collectors and tourists and new trends in non-European production oriented towards the European market. Principles and problems of monument protection in the countries of origin of artifacts.
Knowledge of basic classification of artifacts into categories in relation to used materials and production processes and in terms of their utilitarian, artistic, social and ritual-religious function and symbolism.
Prerequisites
At least 80% attendance at seminars, seminar work, knowledge of phytogeography and zoogeography, plant systematics, animal systematics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Combined exam

Knowledge of basic culturally geographic areas, historical stages and characteristic styles of native societies of Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. Basic categorization of artefacts into categories in relation to used plant and animal materials and manufacturing processes.
Recommended literature
  • Coe, M. Svět předkolumbovské Ameriky. Kulturní Atlas. Praha, Knižní klub Balios, 1997. ISBN 80-7176-519-8.
  • Kandert, J. Afrika. Praha, Mladá Fronta, 1984.
  • Kolektiv. Průvodce, Náprstkovo muzeum NM. Praha, Národní muzeum, 1999.
  • Winston, R. Human. The Definitive Visual Guide. London- New York, 2004.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer