Course: English for Humanities - Propedeutics

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Course title English for Humanities - Propedeutics
Course code KFI/APH
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dworak Joanna Katarzyna
  • Boldyrev Sergey
  • Tihelková Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Hostýnek Tomáš
  • Dejmalová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Franklin David Eugene, B. A.
  • Murgaš Jaromír, PhDr. CSc.
  • Polák Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kastnerová Martina, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Kašparová Jana, Mgr. et Mgr.
Course content
In seminars less difficult English scholarly texts are read. The supervised reading is focused on acquiring basic terminology of the humanities and it strengthens an understanding of the sentence structure and the common grammar. Working with text is guided in Czech nevertheless students are led to be able to present the main theses of the text in English. A list of particular texts is published on the Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 38 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Intermediate knowledge of English language (B1) is expected. Completion of the common English course is recommended.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to orient in less difficult English texts of humanities. They will be acquainted with the English terminology in humanities and they will be able to summarize the main theses of the text in English. They will be prepared for the next study of KFI/AOH.
teaching methods
Seminar
assessment methods
Test
Recommended literature
  • Audi, Robert. The Cambridge dictionary of philosophy. 2nd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-63722-8.
  • BLACKBURN, S. The Oxford dictionary of philosophy. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Bunnin, Nicholas; Tsui-James, E. P. The Blackwell companion to philosophy. 1st ed. Oxford : Blackwell, 1996. ISBN 0-631-18789-8.
  • Hewings, Martin. Advanced grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English : with answers. 1st pub. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-521-49868-6.
  • Honderich, Ted. The Oxford companion to philosophy. 2nd ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-926479-1.
  • Christensen, Kit Richard. Philosophy and choice : selected readings from around the world. Mountain View : Mayfield Publishing Company, 1999. ISBN 1-55934-964-6.


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 Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (14-4) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (16-2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Humanities (17-1) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter