Course: Historical Olomouc

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Course title Historical Olomouc
Course code KHI/HO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Somer Tomáš, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course introduction; requirements. How old is Olomouc? How to date a central European city. Olomouc in the early Middle Ages. Olomouc bishopric in the Middle Ages. The making of the city. Olomouc in the 13th century, new laws and organization of the urban space. Olomouc until the Thirty Years' War. Olomouc after the Thirty Years' War; making of the fortress. Olomouc as a fortress. Olomouc in the 19th century; the fast development of the city. Olomouc until the WW2. Olomouc in the time of socialism. Final thoughts; meeting the requirements.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration
  • Homework for Teaching - 48 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 24 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course familiarises a student with the historical development of the city of Olomouc in the context of the history of central Europe. The Olomouc itself will serve as a model for the demonstration how the city changed during some important historical events and in the course of history in general. The course familiarises a student with the historical, economical, architectonical and urban development in general form early Middle Ages till the 20th century.
A student will be acquainted with the historical context of a development of the urban space. He will be able to recognize main architectonical styles found in Olomouc and historical period when they were built. A student will be also acquainted with the main process of the development of the urban center.
The intermediate knowledge of the history of central Europe.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance, Written exam

Active participation in the class (max. 2 unexcused absences). Meeting assigned preparations. Accepted essay and final test.
Recommended literature
  • Bláha, J., Hlobil, I., Michna, P., Sedláčková, H., Hanušová, V., & Chona, B. (1998). Renesanční Olomouc v archeologických nálezech: sklo, slavnostní keramika a kachle : archeologické výzkumy Památkového ústavu v Olomouci 1973-1996 = Renaissance Olomouc in archaeological finds : glass, festive ceramics and tiles : archaeological research of the Institute of Landmark Conservation in Olomouc 1973-1996. Olomouc: Památkový ústav.
  • Elbel, M., & Hrabová, L. (1995). St. John of Capistrano and the franciscan convent in late medieval Olomouc. Olomouc: [vl. nákl.].
  • Mlčák, L., Dolejší, K., Potůček, J., Ondrušková, M., & Sodoma, Z. (2011). Guide to Olomouc: art monuments of Olomouc. Olomouc: Statutory City of Olomouc.
  • Panoš, V. (1995). Olomouc city and region: geographical image and historical digest. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého.
  • Pojsl, M., Hyhlík, V., & Karásková, E. (2007). Olomouc: st Wenceslas cathedral. Velehrad: Historická společnost Starý Velehrad.

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
Faculty of Arts Euroculture (2015) Philosophy, theology - Winter