Course: History of modernity

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Course title History of modernity
Course code KKTS/KDMOD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kudláč Jakub, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Explaining the basic structure of modern thinking - Emphasis on typically modernist rational approach towards the world - Its traces in the field of art, literature, film and music - Comparing modern and postmodern and exploring the philosophy behind

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Dialogic (Discussion, conversation, brainstorming), Analysis of a work of art
  • Home preparation for classes - 6 hours per semester
  • Participation in classes - 13 hours per semester
  • Preparation for examination - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at explaining the basic structure of modern thinking with emphasis on typically modernist rational approach towards the world and will find its traces in the field of art, literature, film and music. Than we will put this modernist way of thinking in opposition to postmodern conceptualisation of the same field of interes. The aim is to explore in detail the difference between modern and postmodern thinking
The student understands the conceptual pair of modern / postmodern. The student is able to apply this knowledge on specific works of art.
No specific prerequisites

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

70% attendance. Oral examination.The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Emile Zola. Nana.
  • Gál, Egon; Marcelli, Miroslav. Za zrkadlom moderny.
  • Michel Foucault. Dějiny šílenství.
  • René Descartes. Meditace o první filosofii.
  • Stuart Sim (ed.). The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism.
  • Taylor, V. E.; Winquist, Ch. E. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Postmodernism. .

Study plans that include the course
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