HKDRPNP005 Cultural Heritage

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Radmila Dluhošová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Radmila Dluhošová, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
HKDRPNP005/A: Mon 14:45–16:20 H9, 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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to increase language and communication competences, work with professional foreign language information sources and creation English presentations in relation to cultural history and cultural heritage. The course is devoted to the issue of cultural heritage both in terms of factography and linguistics. The intention is to provide students with a basic overview and at the same time to expand and deepen their knowledge of special terminology in the field of Czech history, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage, UNESCO monuments in the Czech Republic, intangible cultural heritage and cultural heritage of Silesia. Attention will also be paid to the enrichment of vocabulary in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, theatre, film and music.
Learning outcomes
A student will be able to:
study English information sources
prepare and present a PowerPoint presentation on a topic in relation with cultural history and cultural heritage
use special terminology adequately
use English in a correct way.
  • 1. Introduction, literature, information sources, basic terminology, system of cultural heritage protection.
  • 2. Culture and cultural heritage – basic terms and approaches.
  • 3. Natural heritage and natural heritage protection; archaeological heritage, most important sites in the country.
  • 4. Architecture as a part of cultural heritage; basic styles, characteristic features.
  • 5. – 7. Religious monuments; castles and chateaux; town/village zones/reserves.
  • 8. Fine arts – painting and sculpture; museums and galleries.
  • 9. History of Czech music.
  • 10. Documentary heritage – history of literature.
  • 11. History of the Czech Lands.
  • 12. UNESCO monuments in the Czech Republic.
  • 13. Cultural heritage of Silesia – tangible and intangible.
    required literature
  • DAVID, P., SOUKUP, V. 999 turistických zajímavostí České republiky. Praha. Kartografie, 1999. ISBN 80-7011-656-0. info
  • DLUHOŠOVÁ, Radmila. The Czech Republic: The Gem in the Heart of Europe. Opava, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7510-178-5. info
  • DLUHOŠOVÁ, Radmila. Wandering the Czech Republic. Opava, 2015. info
  • KNÁPEK, Z. Po nejkrásnějších místech Čech, Moravy a Slezska. Praha, 2007. info
    recommended literature
  • ČORNEJ, P. Fundamentals of Czech History. Praha, 1992. info
  • DAVID, P., SOUKUP, V. 444 historických měst a městeček České republiky. Praha. Kartografie, 2004. ISBN 80-7011-741-9. info
  • HEROUT, J. Slabikář návštěvníků památek. Praha: Propagační tvorba, 1980. ISBN neuvedeno. info
Teaching methods
Presentation, discussion.
Assessment methods
Group discussion.
Active participation at seminars.
Presentation of a chosen topic.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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