Course: Modern Czech History II (1848-1918)

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Course title Modern Czech History II (1848-1918)
Course code KHI/NCD2T
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
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
  • Rychlík Jan, prof. PhDr. DrSc.
Course content
1. Revolution of 1848 in Austria and Czech lands (Part I). Czech policy in 1848, the origins of Czech-German conflict 2. Revolution of 1848 in Austria and Czech lands (Part II). Preparation of the constitution, dissolution of the Kroměříž Diet, Stadion´s constitution 3. Czech lands in the period of neoabsolutism (Bach´s absolutism) 4. Czech lands in the period of constitutional experiments. October Diploma, February Constitution (1861). Czech policy in the 1860´s . Austrian-Hungarian Compromise. 5. Czech lands after Austrian-Hungarian Compromise (part I). Austrian and Hungarian concept of the solution of nationality question. Political, economical, cultural and social development. 6. Czech lands after Austrian-Hungarian Compromise (part II). Situation in the Czech lands and in Austria-Hungary at the end of 19th and beginning of 20th Centuries. 7. Czech lands on the eve of World War I. 8. Slovakia in the years 1867-1914. Political, economical, cultural and social development after Austrian-Hungarian Compromise. 9. Czech lands and Slovakia during WW I. (part I). Political, economical, and social impact of the war. Anti-austrian resistance at home and abroad. 10. Czech lands and Slovakia during WW I. (part II). Political and economical situation in the years 1917-1918. Independence of Czechoslovakia.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 62 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 62 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course, structured chronologically in the five thematic sections, acquaints with the contemporary conception of the interpretation of the Czech modern history. It aims to the general considerations concerning the incorporation of the Czech countries into the Hapsburgh monarchy preparations for the Great War and transformation into an independent state. It does not avoid the historiographic problems of interpretation. The seminars deal with the chosen topics to the lectures in detail; particularly, in groups and en bloc. It takes into consideration the interpretation of sources and use of literature creatively. It assumes the knowledge of the bases of historic work with his ability to critically work with electronic mediums. There are also excersises connected with particular lectures in which students are read, study and interpret important materials.
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
  • Bělina, P. a kol. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české XI (1790-1860). Praha - Litomyšl, 2013.
  • Hlavačka, M. České země v 19. stol. (2 sv.). Praha, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7286-219-1.
  • Kořajka, Jiří:. Češi v habsburské říši a v Evropě 1815-1914. Praha 1996.
  • Kvaček, Robert:. České dějiny II.. Praha, 2002.
  • Rychlík, J. 1918 - Rozpad Rakouska-Uherska a vznik Československa. Praha, 2018. ISBN 978-80-7429-988-9.
  • Urban, Oto. Česká společnost 1848-1918. Praha, 1982.
  • Urban, Otto:. 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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer