Course: The totalitarian regimes of he 20th century and their victims

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Course title The totalitarian regimes of he 20th century and their victims
Course code KTEO/KTRO
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Weis Martin, prof. PaedDr. ThLic. Th.D.
Course content
The course is divided into three basic topics: 1. Fascist totalitarian regimes in Europe 2. German National Socialism 3. Communist regimes in Europe Each thematic unit is divided into the following subsections: 1. Historical, political and philosophical roots of the totalitarian system 2. The destabilization of the existing political system and the process of takeover of power 3. The process of consolidating totalitarian power or searching enemies, the crimes of the totalitarian regime 4. The manifestation of disagreement and civil courage - gallery of victims of the totalitarian regime 5. The end of the totalitarian regime 6. Coping with the past

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the roots and the constitution of totalitarian regimes, the criminal practices of totalitarian regimes, civil courage demonstrations and coping with the inheritance of totalitarian regimes. All these aims focus on Continental Europe.
The student gains the competence to be able to interpret the issue of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.
Ability to work with literature in foreign language for preparation of a paper.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Seminar work

Student of the KS form - active communication per email with the guarantor of the subject, individual consultations and two papers in a written form.
Recommended literature
  • K jednotlivým tématům referátů bude doporučena konkrétní literatura.
  • BEDÜRFTIG, F. Třetí Říše a druhá světová válka. Lexikon německého národního socialismu.. Praha, 2002.
  • BULLOCK, A. Hitler a Stalin. Paralelní životopisy.. Praha, 1995.
  • COURTOIS, S. et al. Černá kniha komunismu. Praha-Litomyšl, 1999.
  • DVOŘÁK, L. et al. Dějiny Ruska. Praha, 2012.
  • KONTLER, L. Dějiny Maďarska. Praha, 2011.
  • KRIEGER, K. F. Dějiny Německa. Praha, 2004.
  • PAXTON, R. Anatomie fašismu. Praha, 2007.
  • PROCCACI, G. Dějiny Itálie. Praha, 2010.
  • SERVICE, R. Soudruzi : Světové dějiny komunismu. Praha, 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter