Course: Literature and Film

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Course title Literature and Film
Course code KAJ/LITFI
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nevařil Josef, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Ian McEwan: The Cement Garden Nick Hornby: About a Boy, High Fidelity Helen Fielding: Bridget Jones?s Diary Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Peter Shaffer: Amadeus Alice Walker: The Color Purple Arthur Miller: The Crucible Michael Cunningham: The Hours The content of the seminar will be specified during the first session with respect to each group?s needs and preferences.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to provide language practice through discussions over a few books/adaptations of books of mostly British authors. Students get an opportunity to develop mainly: - their speaking skills with respect to formulating and defending their opinion, presenting an argument, leading a discussion; - their critical thinking and background knowledge through the works both read and watched.


Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Seminar Work

- attendance - at least 80% (70% ISP), - active participation during sessions, - timely completion of home-reading and home-/Film Club-watching, - moderating one session discussion successfully.
Recommended literature
  • Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
  • Nick Hornby. About a Boy.
  • Oscar Wilde. An Ideal Husband.
  • William Shakespeare. Hamlet.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Physical Culture English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - -