Course: Methodology 1

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Course title Methodology 1
Course code KMU/MET1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kopecký Jiří, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The contain of these lectures is structured by these points: 1/ doubts on possibilities of historiographical resear (H. H. Eggebrecht, J. Černý), 2/ method and historiographical research (R. Descartes), 3/ method and historiographical research (P. K. Feyerabend), 4/ method and historiographical research (C. Dahlhaus), 5/ research of music reception, 6/ the importance of historiographical research (F. Nietzsche, J. Patočka), 7/ the induction (K. R. Popper), 8/ philosophy and phenomenology ((H. Arendtová, I. Blecha), 9/ synthetic works and specializes papers (J. Fukač, M. Ottlová), 10/ selected publications, its analysys and evaluation (J. Křesťan a Z. Nejedlý), 11/ selected publications, its analysys and evaluation (periodical and production of Prague Theatre institute), 12/ selected publications, its analysys and evaluation (H. Spurná and musical theatre).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Homework for Teaching - 25 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 50 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of these lectures is to clear different methodological attitudes in the historic branch of musicology. Thanks to the terminological discursions (music - musical process - musical piece of art - sources of inspiration etc.) will be reached definition of the main subject of music historiography.
The handling of actual knowledge and methods in the specialised area of music history. Student will be aware of possibilities and limitations in musical historical research, of extraordinary as well as of problematic methodological conceptions in historical musicology.
This subject assumes basic orientation in musicological liteerature (e. g. dictionaries MGG and Grove, monographs to the main persons of music history, periodicals) and experience on elaboration cinsiderable specialised paper comparable to bacchelor thesis.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Seminar Work

Working out and presentation one paper during the semester on sources and literature and musical historical circumstances to the selected theme. Student should show knowledge of recommended literature both in Czech and writen in foreign language.
Recommended literature
  • Dahlhaus, Carl. (1983). Foundations of Music History. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Descartes, René. (1992). Rozprava o metodě. Praha, Svoboda.
  • Feyerabend, Paul K. (2001). Rozprava proti metodě. Praha.
  • Fukač, Jiří - Poledňák, Ivan. (1981). Hudba a její pojmoslovný systém. Praha.
  • Helfert, Vladimír. (1936). Prolegomena. Česká moderní hudba (Studie o české hudební tvořivosti). Olomouc, příloha časopisu Tempo, r. XV a XVI, Index.
  • Miroslav K. Černý. (1998). Kapitoly z metodologie hudební vědy. Olomouc.
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich. (2005). Nečasové úvahy. Praha, Oikoymenh.
  • Poledňák, Ivan, Fukač, Jiří. (2005). Úvod do studia hudební vědy. Olomouc.
  • Popper, Karl R. (2000). Bída historicismu. Praha, Oikoymenh.
  • Popper, Karl R. (1997). Logika vědeckého bádání. Praha, Oikoymenh.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Musicology (2014) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Arts Musicology (2014) Theory and history of arts - -