Course: History of British Art and Architecture

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Course title History of British Art and Architecture
Course code KAJ/CAR1Q
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + On-line Activities
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Obenausová Světlana, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
A short overview of different stages of British architecture and art in the context of historical and social events. Profiles of the most important personalities and their work. Students will be led through the main schools, movements and trends in the world of art and architecture of Great Britain. During the course, each student will have a short presentation on a work of art or artist of their choice. The topics will include these: Prehistory. The Celts and the Romans in Britain. The Anglo-Saxon art, illuminations. The Normans and Gothic art. Renaissance in England. Baroque art in England. William Hogarth. Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable. William Blake. J.M.W. Turner. William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Henry Moore. Francis Bacon. Contemporary British art. Students'presentations on other topics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to define different stages of British architecture and art in the context of historical and social events, characterise the most important personalities and their work.
Ability to study in English.
Prerequisites
Understanding a lecture and communicating in English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Dialog, Seminar Work

Active participation in lessons, completion of all tasks and a presentation of student's choice.
Recommended literature
  • Eco, Umberto. (2005). Děniny krásy.. Praha.
  • Johnson, Paul. (2006). Dějiny umění: Nový pohled.. Praha.
  • Pijoan, José. (2000). Dějiny umění 1. - 10. díl. Praha.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (BB16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (BB16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter