Course: Historical movie 1

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Course title Historical movie 1
Course code KHI/HF1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Somer Tomáš, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Votoček Hynek, Mgr.
Course content
The course is concieved to be of two semestres span (Winter term ? Historical Film 1; Summer term ? Historical Film 2). In the introductory part of the course students will be provided with an opportunity to become acquainted with the problematic of historical film as a way of displaying history, alternative to historical text, on the theoretical level. The 2nd part of the course will be practical: the students in cooperation with the teachers will make their own historical movie.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Homework for Teaching - 32 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Aim of the course is to provide students with insight to the requirements of narratives of historical film as an alternative to scholarly text.
By the end of the course the students schould be able to: 1) criticize historical movies in the relevant way; 2) express themselves as historians i the film media.
Students should log in to both consecutive courses: Historical Film 1 and Historical Film 2.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analysis of Creative works (Music, Pictorial,Literary)

Reading of assigned literature and watching of assigned movies,active participation in the class (discussion, participation on a making of the film).
Recommended literature
  • Hayden White. (2011). Metahistorie. Brno.
  • KOPAL PETR (ed.). (2005). Film a dějiny. Praha.
  • Marc Ferro. (1976). Cinéma et histoire. Paris.
  • Mária Ferenčuhová. (1979). Historici a film, filmári a história. Hranice a prieniky dvoch disciplín. , Iluminace 4/1 .
  • Robert Rosenstone. (2006). History on Film / Film on History. Harlow.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Winter