Start of registration: October 1st, 2018 (10am)
Deadline for registration: October 5th, 2018
Registration: at this link
The class is limited – 80 people!!!
Day: Every Wednesday, 16,15 – 17,45 (form: lecture 2+0)
The first lesson: October 10th, 2018
Room: Redroom, building A, glass staircase, Jugoslávských partyzánů 3, Prague 6
Requirements: written project, 80 % attendance, at least one post on the blog
Credits awarded: 2ECTS
Please note that a FAIL GRADE will be given if the final project is not your own work.
The Czech Culture Course (CCC) is organized specifically for the international students of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It is an accredited course of two lecture hours per week, ten lectures per semester.
Note that CTU awards credits for this course, but it is your home university that recognizes credits. Make sure that your home university will award credit. The aim of the course is to give a broad overview of the past and present situation in the Czech Republic including history, economy, political system and institutions, culture and art, social life, architecture, technological achievements. The lectures are complemented by visits and trips to cultural and architectural sites, factories, breweries, museums, etc. At the end of the course students present a written project.
between 2 000 and 4 000 words, deadline to email me the project: December 14th, languages: Czech, Slovak, English, French, German, Greek, Spanish, Finnish or Russian
Topics that must be covered in your final project:
1/3 about being a student at CTU – academic
1/3 feedback for Czech Culture Course
1/3 about being a student at CTU – cultural
The titles of the lectures are (dates and the order will be updated soon):
- 10.10.2018 THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE CZECH LANDS
Lecturer – Ing. Arch. Matej Kamenicky
- 17.10.2018 ARCHITECTURAL WALK AROUND PRAGUE
- 24.10.2018 CUSTOMS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Lecturer – Sasha Spurná
Customs and habits of Czech people, what to expect when you meet them, visit their homes and families.
- 31.10.2018 HISTORY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, Czech Intelligentsia and its role in Czech History
Lecturer – Dr. Jan Bischofova
The aim of the lecture is to introduce the most important events and personalities in Czech history, so that the students will understand some specific aspects in the development of the Czech State
- 7.11.2018 VISIT TO THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL MUSEUM
- 14.11.2018 CZECH ECONOMY BEFORE AND AFTER 1989
Lecturer – Doc. Ing. Helena Fialova
The lecture is given by Doc. Fialova, a specialist in economics.The lecture is followed by a discussion on the present situation and the problems and issues in the economy of the country.The lecture focuses on the European Union and the Czech Republic.
- 21.11.2018 CZECH ECONOMY – THE CONTEMPORARY MACROECONOMIC SITUATION
Lecturer – Doc. Ing. Helena Fialova
- 28.11.2018 at 16,15 or 5.12.2018 at 18,30 GUIDED TOUR OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY
1st. half of 20th century.
The exhibition presents the work of leading artists in Czech fine art in monographic profiles or in a selection of key works, along with the work of foreign artists. The image of the period is complemented with examples of architecture, furniture, the applied arts, fashion, design and stage design. You will also find photographs, drawings and prints
- VISIT TO A FLOORBALL GAME – World Floorball Championship 2018
- 5.12.2018 DEMOCRACY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC TODAY
Lecturer – Mgr. Marek Skovajsa
This lecture will focus on the development of Czech democratic political system after 1989. The topics discussed include impact of communism on the new Czech democracy, major political affairs and public controversies, electoral system, and political attitudes of the general public.
- 12.12.2018 WATCHING A CZECH MOVIE – vote here
Contact person: Alexandra Spurná (Sasha), firstname.lastname@example.org