US_42 Introduction to Art Studies

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Mikuláš Bek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Balarin (assistant)
Mgr. Kristýna Celhofferová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Viktor Pantůček, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Viktor Velek, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Kristýna Celhofferová, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: PhDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D.
Mon 9:10–9:55 zruseno D21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 200 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/200, only registered: 0/200, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/200
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course is intended to introduce main genres and paradigmes of scholarly interest in arts. Students should be able to understand elementary concepts and methodological problems of art and cultural studies. They should learn the elements of methodological reflexion and argumentation.
  • What are art studies?
  • What is science??
  • What is esthetic function?
  • What is art?
  • What is a work of art?
  • What is art criticism?
  • What is taste?
  • What is culture?
  • What is mass culture?
  • What is popular culture?
  • What is post-modern culture?
  • CULLER, Jonathan. Krátký úvod do literární teorie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2002. 167 s. ISBN 80-7294-070-8. info
  • CHVATÍK, Květoslav. Strukturální estetika. Vyd. 2., přeprac. Brno: Host, 2001. 210 s. ISBN 80-7294-027-9. info
  • MUKAŘOVSKÝ, Jan. Studie. Edited by Miroslav Červenka - Milan Jankovič. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2001. 598 s. ISBN 80-7294-000-7. info
  • Sociální a kulturní antropologie [2000, SLON]. Edited by Alena Vodáková - Olga Vodáková - Václav Soukup. Vyd. 2., rozš. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2000. 175 s. ISBN 80-85850-29-X. info
  • VOLEK, Jaroslav. Základy obecné teorie umění. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1968. info
Assessment methods
Students are expected to read the the literature related to particular topics of lectures during the semester. The students are required to submit a written essay in the form of a scholarly review of a foreign language book on art or cultural studies. There is a written test at the end of the course.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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