FPFVA018 Cultural Heritage in the Czech Republic

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Radmila Dluhošová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Radmila Dluhošová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FPFVA018/A: Tue 9:45–10:30 107, R. Dluhošová
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
there are 22 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to strengthen and deepen the achieved English language knowledge and skills, and to extend the lexical system of English in the field of cultural heritage; to provide a basic overview in the areas of the history of the Czech Lands, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage, UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Czech Republic, intangible cultural heritage of the country on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and cultural heritage of Silesia; to introduce the special terminology in the key areas of cultural heritage, i.e. architecture, painting, sculpture, literature and music; to introduce possible ways of formation and enrichment of vocabulary. At the same time, the course aims at strengthening the competences of students and their use of language in communication in a conscious and confident way, both in terms of fluency and accuracy. All the mentioned topics will be extensively discussed and individual presentations will be devoted to particular issues.
  • 1. Introduction - system of cultural heritage protection
    2. Culture and cultural heritage - basic terms and approaches
    3. History of the Czech Lands
    4. Natural heritage and natural heritage protection
    5. Archaeological heritage
    6. Architecture as a part of cultural heritage
    Great Moravia, Romanesque style, Gothic style, Renaissance style, Mannerist style, Baroque style, Classicism, 20 century architecture
    7. Fine arts - painting, sculpture, museums and galleries
    8. History of Czech music
    9. Documentary heritage - history of literature
    10. Cultural heritage of Silesia - moveable, tangible and intangible
    11. UNESCO monuments in the Czech Republic
    12. Vocabulary corpus
    recommended literature
  • RICHARDS, G. Cultural Tourism in Europe. The Association for Tourism and Leisure Educatio. URL info
  • Education (ATLAS). URL info
  • KNÁPEK, Z. Po nejkrásnějších místech Čech, Moravy a Slezska. Praha, 2007. info
  • DAVID, P., SOUKUP, V. 444 historických měst a městeček České republiky. Praha. Kartografie, 2004. ISBN 80-7011-741-9. info
  • DAVID, P., SOUKUP, V. 999 turistických zajímavostí České republiky. Praha. Kartografie, 1999. ISBN 80-7011-656-0. info
  • ČORNEJ, P. Fundamentals of Czech History. Praha, 1992. info
  • HEROUT, J. Slabikář návštěvníků památek. Praha: Propagační tvorba, 1980. ISBN neuvedeno. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
- 75% attendance in lessons
- Active participation in discussions
- PowerPoint presentation of a chosen topic
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2020, Winter 2020, Summer 2021, Winter 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023, Summer 2024.
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