Course: British Culture Studies

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Course title British Culture Studies
Course code KAN/ABKS
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, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tollet Andrew, Bc. et Mgr. M.Litt.
Course content
Introduction to Cultural Studies, definitions of "Britishness", history, politics, royalty in Britain, post-war British society, the Falkland Islands, Scotland, Wales, the Irish Question, class and regional identity.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 12 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will - understand the concept of British national identity and its significance in modern Britain - recognise the importance of traditional symbols and regional identity and how this is reflected in literature (e.g. works by Tony Harrison, Herbert Williams and Gerry Adams).
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Group presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Storey, J. Cultural Studies & The Study of Popular Culture.. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1996.
  • Storey, J. (ed). Cultural Theory and Popular Culture. London, Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • Storry, Mike; Childs, Peter. British cultural identities. 1st publ. London ; Routledge, 1997. ISBN 0-415-13699-7.
  • Strinati, D. An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture.. London, Routledge, 2004.
  • Turner, G. British Cultural Studies. London, Routledge, 1996.
  • Wierzbicka, A. Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words. Oxford, OUP, 1997.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (15) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (13) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (14) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (1) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (15) Art and applied art 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (14) Art and applied art 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education History in Education (16) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education History in Education (14) History courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (14) Informatics courses 2 Winter