MEDMgr09 Introduction to the study of Arabic-speaking cultures

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Katarina Petrovićová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:10–15:45 L33
Basic knowledge of the history of the Arab world. Interest in the Arabic language and culture.
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 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course is intented as an introductory course into Arab culture. Throughout the course, students will familiarize themselves with the history and development of the Arabic language, acquire knowledge of the MENA countries as well as the history of Arabic studies in Europe. They will get acquainted with the primary value systems, customs and traditions prevalent in the region.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will demostrate:
- general knowledge of the Arabic language, its history and present situation;
- knowledge about the countries comprising the Arab world;
- an overview of the history of Arabistics in Europe;
- an overview of the history of the Arabs;
- understanding of the primary value systems, customs and traditions of the MENA region.
  • Introduction into the study of the Arabic language.
  • Arabic dialects.
  • Values, customs and traditions.
  • Brief history of Arabistics.
  • Arabistics in European countries.
  • History of the Arabs.
    required literature
  • PAULINY, Ján. Arabi - vládcovia Stredomoria. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, 1976. 203 s., [8. info
  • PAULINY, Ján. Život v ríši kalifov. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, 1972. 167 s. + 1. info
    recommended literature
  • GAŽÁKOVÁ, Zuzana and Ján PAULINY. Arabský jazyk a kultúra. Arabský: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2013. ISBN 978-80-223-3401-3. info
  • HOURANI, Albert Habib. Dějiny arabského světa : od 7. století po současnost. Translated by Šimon Pellar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2010. 566 s. ISBN 9788074220593. info
  • MENDEL, Miloš, Bronislav OSTŘANSKÝ and Tomáš RATAJ. Islám v srdci Evropy : vlivy islámské civilizace na dějiny a současnost českých zemí. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2007. 499 s. ISBN 9788020015549. info
  • BEDNAŘÍKOVÁ, Jarmila, Zdeněk MĚŘÍNSKÝ and Aleš HOMOLA. Stěhování národů a východ Evropy (The great migration of people and the East of Europe). I. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2006. 525 pp. Hitorica. ISBN 80-7021-787-1. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and class discussions.
Assessment methods
Presentation of a chosen topic or aspect of Arab culture during the term. Oral examination at the end of the term.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2019.
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