Course: Politics and Film

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Course title Politics and Film
Course code KAP/FILM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
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
  • Lupták Burzová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Short history of film for political science Film theory for political science Cinematic traditions and genres for political science Analytical tools Film and politics Film as a political tool Film and ideology Propaganda Selected political issues in film

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 65 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to use film as a relevant material in their study and preparation of papers. They will acquire the skill of working with different types of sources and analyzing from various perspectives. Students will be able to critically approach primary sources and films and to present their findings orally and in writing.
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Textual studies
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Gauthier, Guy. Dokumentární film, jiná kinematografie. 1. vyd. V Praze : Akademie múzických umění, 2004. ISBN 80-7331-023-6.
  • Monaco, James. Jak číst film : svět filmů, médií a multimédií : umění, technologie, jazyk, dějiny, teorie. Praha : Albatros, 2004. ISBN 80-00-01410-6.
  • Taylor, Philip M. War and the media : propaganda and persuasion in the Gulf War. 2nd ed. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-7190-5550-4.
  • Taylor, Richard. Film propaganda : Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. 2nd ed. London : I. B. Tauris, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86064-167-1.
  • Thompson, K. Dějiny filmu: přehled světové kinematografie. Praha, 2007.
  • Töteberg, Michael. Lexikon světového filmu. Praha : Orpehus, 2005. ISBN 80-903310-7-6.
  • Virilio, Paul. Válka a film : logistika vnímání. Červený Kostelec : Pavel Mervart, 2007. ISBN 978-80-86818-38-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (14-4) Social sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (14-4) Social sciences 3 Winter