Course: Language and Politics

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Course title Language and Politics
Course code KAP/JAPO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
Introduction to the study of language Selected approaches to the study of language Analysis of political language Language and propaganda Language and political theory Identity, ideology and discourse Historical and contemporary examples of language uses Categories of race, nation and ethnicity Language policies and language ideologies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 65 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 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
Students will be familiar with important topics related to political discourse; they will be able to analyze various discourses and the use of vague categories such as "culture" or "race" in political discourse. Students will be able to work with selected methods and approaches.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Austin, J. L. Jak udělat něco slovy. Praha : Filosofia, 2000. ISBN 80-7007-133-8.
  • Butler, Judith. Excitable speech : a politics of the performative. New York : Routledge, 1997. ISBN 0-415-91588-0.
  • Černý Jiří. Malé dějiny lingvistiky. Praha, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-908-9.
  • Drulák, Petr. Metafory studené války : interpretace politického fenoménu. Praha : Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-594-3.
  • Foucault, Michel. Diskurs, Autor, Genealogie : tři studie. Praha : Svoboda, 1994. ISBN 80-205-0406-0.

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 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (14-4) Social sciences 2 Summer