Course: Historical excursion

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Course title Historical excursion
Course code KHI/HSEXT
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Portmann Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Annotation: The subject deals with development of the Czech and Czechoslovakian society in the years 1918 and 1945, both in relation to national changes and international connections. The students will be acquainted with the functioning of the Czechoslovak state, its political system, economic, social and cultural circumstances and its international policy. It will be explained the reasons of its end and the fate of the Czech nation and Czech lands during the WWII. The seminars will be focussed on the main problems of the whole period as it is understood by various historical literature; it also introduce a number of sources of the Czech and foreign production. The emphasis will be on the disputable appreciation of this topic. Themes of lectures: 01) Origin of Czechoslovakia; conception and its realization; state of the national parts in 1918 02) Formation and strengthening of Czechoslovakia in 1918-1920 03) Political system of Czechoslovakia; position and role of the National Assembly; governments, presidents; political administration and local governments; civil society 04) Economic profiles and the development of Czechoslovakia 05) Inner development of Czechoslovakia in the 1920s 06) Czechoslovakia and Europe; international position of Czechoslovakia in the 1920s 07) Economic and social crisis in Czechoslovakia in 1930-1934 and its political and social consequences 08) Threatened democracy; Czechoslovakia in the hlaf of the 1930s; cultural and spiritual life in Czechoslovakia 09) Munich fall of Czechoslovakia and Europe in 1938 10) The second Czechoslovak state 1938-1939 11) The Nazi protectorate over the Czech lands 1939-1945; Slovak Republic, inner and international position 12) Czech and Slovak resistance during the WWII 13) International effort for restoration of Czechoslovakia in 1939-1945 14) Climax of the Czech and Slovak resistance in 1944-1945; liberation of Czechoslovakia; formation of the new Czechoslovak state , its profile and international position

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 39 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with a selected historical topic with the help of several-day excursions in the Czech Republic and abroad. During it, participants have the opportunity to visit many places of historical memory. An integral part is a meeting with experts who deal in various forms with a topic (historians, didactics, museums, archivists etc.), which is the subject of a specific historical excursion. Based on the acquired knowledge, students will elaborate an essay.
It corresponds to the definition of the subject and to the demands given in syllabus.
Fulfilment of previous study obligations, see the study program.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Active attendance on discussions (lessons); fulfilment of homework; passing a test successfully; study of recommended literature
Recommended literature
  • Bartoš, J.-Trapl, M.:. Československo 1918-1938. Fakta, materiály, reálie. Olomouc 1991 Dějiny české literatury. IV.: Literatura od konce 19. století do roku 1945. Praha 1995.. UK Praha, 1995.
  • Brandes, D. Češi pod německým protektorátem. Okupační politika, kolaborace a odboj 1939-1945. Praha 1999.
  • Galandauer, J. Vznik Československé republiky 1918. Praha 1988.
  • Gebhart, J.- Kuklík, J. Druhá republika 1938-1939. Svár demokracie a totality v politickém, společenském a kulturním životě. Praha - Litomyšl 2004.
  • Kárník. Z. České země první republiky. Díl I.- III. Praha 2000-2003.
  • Klimek, A. Boj o Hrad. I-II. Praha 1996.
  • Klimek, A.-Kubů, E.:. Československá zahraniční politika 1918-1938..
  • Kořalka, J. Češi v habsburské říši a v Evropě 1815-1914. Praha, 1996.
  • Kvaček, R. České dějiny II. Praha, Práce 2002.
  • Urban, O. Kapitalismus a česká společnost. Praha 1978, 2.vyd..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): - (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -