Course: History of the University of Prague

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Course title History of the University of Prague
Course code KNJ/DPUV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Stočes Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Founding the University of Prague - the first Czech or the first German university? 2. Kutná Hora Decree, its impact and interpretation 3. Position of the Prague university in the context of the Central Europe, from Hussite movement to Bílá hora battle. 4. Klementinum academy and university in the hands of Jesuits 5. Enlightement reformation and the beginnings of education based on national languages. 6. Czech-German rivalry and division of the university in 1882 7. Nacionalism and antisemitism in the Prague universities 8. German university under the swastika and its dissolution in 1945 9. Post-war development of the Charles University and the contemporary interpretation of its history - returning from nationalism back to universalism? 10.-12. Carolinum field trip 13. Credit test, course evaluation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Textual studies, Seminar, Field trip
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 6 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Knowledge of history at the high school level.
learning outcomes
popsat základní události v dějinách pražské univerzity
professional skills
kriticky zhodnotit a analyzovat různé ideologicky ovlivněné interpretace událostí v dějinách pražské univerzity
vyhledat a kriticky pracovat s dostupnými historickými prameny a literaturou
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Field trip
Textual studies
professional skills
Field trip
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Continuous assessment
Quality of a written report
professional skills
Individual presentation at a seminar
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Alena MÍŠKOVÁ. Německá (Karlova) univerzita od Mnichova k 9. květnu 1945 (vedení univerzity a obměna profesorského sboru). Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0129-X.
  • Ivana ČORNEJOVÁ (red.). Dějiny univerzity Karlovy. Sv. II. 1622-1802. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-7184-050-5.
  • Jan HAVRÁNEK (red.). Dějiny univerzity Karlovy. Sv. III. 1802-1918. Praha, 1997. ISBN 80-7184-320-2.
  • Jan HAVRÁNEK; Zdeněk POUSTA (redd.). Dějiny univerzity Karlovy. Sv. IV. 1918-1990. Praha, 1998. ISBN 80-7184-539-6.
  • Karel DOMIN; Václav VOJTÍŠEK; Josef HUTTNER. Karolinum statek národní. Praha, 1935.
  • Kurt BRASS et al. Unsere Alma mater: Die sudetendeutschen Hochschulen. Böhm.-Leipa, 1938.
  • Martin NODL. Dekret Kutnohorský. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7422-065-4.
  • Michal SVATOŠ (red.). Dějiny univerzity Karlovy. Sv. I. 1347/48-1622. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-7066-968-3.
  • Peter MORAW. Strukturen, Personen, Entwicklungen. Gesammelte Beiträge zur deutschen und europäischen Universitätsgeschichte. Leiden/Boston, 2008. ISBN 978-90-04-16280-8.
  • Václav VOJTÍŠEK. Karlova universita vždy jen naše. Brno, 1946.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the German Language (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the German Language (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer