ARCHKRA042 Organization of the cultural landscape in the Middle Ages and modern times

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Peter Kováčik, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 14:45–16:20 PrPed
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The content is the unfolding of the basic characteristics of the cultural landscape as a place for life, reproduction and production. Basic the approach represents the historical development of the settlement associated with interventions by changes in the landscape. Basic contexts monitored in connection with historical facts in our countries and in Central Europe.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to have a basic orientation in the given topic.
  • 1. Cultural landscape as a subject of professional interest. 2. The landscape as a place for life and production 3. Agriculture, a source of livelihood and intervention in the landscape. 4. The landscape as a source of energy and raw materials. 5. Settlement processes. 6. Human settlements, localization, countryside and cities. 7. Water in the landscape, navigability, modifications, pond farming. 8. Natural and human disasters. 9. Stages of deforestation and production processes. 10. Baroque landscape creation as an expression of ideology. 11. Controlled (planned) farming in the countryside. 12. Industrial revolution. 13. Landscape and post-industrial society.
    required literature
  • Vrábliková, J. – Vráblík, P. – Zoubková, L.: Tvorba a ochrana krajiny. Ústí nad Labem 2014.
  • Kolektiv: Krajina a revoluce – Významné přelomy ve vývoji kulturní krajiny českých zemí. Praha – Malá Skála 2005.
  • Moldan, B.: Příroda a civilizace – životní prostředí a rozvoj lidské civilizace. Praha 2000.
    recommended literature
  • Cílek, V.: Krajiny vnitřní a vnější. Praha, 2005.
  • Lapka, M.: Úvod do sociologie krajiny. Praha 2009.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
A written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2022.
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