Course: Selected Aspects of British Studies

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Course title Selected Aspects of British Studies
Course code KAN/ABEL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Tollet Andrew, Bc. et Mgr. M.Litt.
  • Potočňáková Magdaléna, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
A Passage to India (E. M. Forster - D. Lean) and issues of British colonial rule in India, Howard's End(E. M. Forster - J. Ivory) as a view of the class differences within the British society, Rainbow (D. H. Lawrence - K. Russell) and the position of women in Britain at the turn of the 20th century, Orlando (V. Woolf - S. Potter) and the issue of gender, identity and feminism, Keep the Aspidistra Flying (G. Orwell - R. Bierman) and Brief Encounter (N.Coward - D. Lean) - two views of the British middle class.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with a video analysis, Discussion, Seminar classes, Students' self-study, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students are able to analyze and interpret selected aspects of British society in the given period and also to compare the two modes of narrative (icon vs. symbol,narrator vs. camera, adaptation and interpretation)
teaching methods
Lecture with a video analysis
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Students' self-study
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Bromhead, Peter. Life in modern Britain. 4th ed. Essex : Longman, 1993. ISBN 0-582-03642-9.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter