JSB063 Contemporary Bulgaria

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Pavel Pilch
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 12:05–13:45 D32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Basic geographical, political, social and economic characteristics of contemporary Bulgaria, customs, traditions and characteristics of Bulgarian people.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of modern Bulgarian history, have a broader and more solid understanding of key aspects of Bulgarian social life, have a broader and more solid understanding of key aspects of comparative study of Bulgarian language and literature.
Syllabus
  • 1. Geography - main characteristics
  • 2. Administrative division, administrative units, regions
  • 3. Inhabitants, cities
  • 4. Bulgarians and religious life
  • 5. Political situation after 1989
  • 6. Economic situation
  • 7. Bulgaria and relations with neighbouring countries (Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey)
  • 8. Specific features of the Bulgarian history in comparison with the Czech history
  • 9. Cultural places of interest I (pre-Slavonic period, Thraks, Greeks, Romans, etc.)
  • 10. Cultural places of interest II (middle age state, Byzantine ruling, Ottoman ruling)
  • 11. Cultural places of interest III (19. and 20. century)
  • 12. General repetition
Literature
    required literature
  • LIŠČÁK, Vladimír. Státy a území světa. 3., aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2009. 895 s. ISBN 9788072774142. info
    recommended literature
  • Kubát, Michal: Postkomunismus a demokracie. Politika ve středovýchodní Evropě. Dokořán, Praha 2003.
  • Fiala, Petr - Holzer, Jan - Strmiska, Maxmilián a kol.: Politické strany ve střední a východní Evropě. Ideově-politický profil, pozice a role politických stran v postkomunistických zemích. MU, Brno 2002.
  • KREJČOVÁ, Elena. Česko-bulharský a bulharsko-český tematický slovník s úkoly na procvičování slovní zásoby. Lexikální minimum ke státní závěrečné zkoušce (Czech-Bulgarian and Bulgarian-Czech thematical dictionary with excersises. Lexical minimum for state exams). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 270 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6742-4. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • KREJČÍ, Pavel. Bulharsko a Chorvatsko v dnešní Evropě (Bulgaria and Croatia in contemporary Europe). In Slované a Evropa na počátku 21. století. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. p. 26-40, 15 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4487-6. info
  • VYKOUKAL, Jiří P., Bohuslav LITERA and Miroslav TEJCHMAN. Východ :vznik, vývoj a rozpad sovětského bloku 1944-1989. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2000. 860 s. ISBN 80-85983-82-6. info
  • Kapesní atlas světa. Edited by Jiří Novotný. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Kartografie, 1998. 286 s. ISBN 80-7011-465-7. info
  • HOCHMAN, Vladimír and Prokop MAXA. Bulharsko [Hochman, 1983]. 4. vyd. Praha: Olympia, 1983. 175 s. info
Teaching methods
One lecture and one seminar per week, e-learning.
Assessment methods
One paper presentation on the chosen topic during the seminar, using PowerPoint presentation (written texts will not be accepted if there is no valid reason, f. e. study stays abroad). Student need to present his paper on date he signed for. Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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