RLMgB509 Committed Study of Religion: Tutorship

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Šárka Londa Vondráčková
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
! RLB509 Committed Study of Rel.: Tutor
Participation in this course presupposes personal motivation to take action, typically in internet discussions and the social media, in order to reduce xenophobia and simplifying claims concerning different cultural and religious traditions. The students have to be prepared to sustain arguments ad hominem, generalizations, insults, and threats, typically in internet discussions and the social media.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course reacts to increase in expressions of intolerance of different cultural and religious traditions and of their factual study. Based on the values of a Faculty of Arts, tutors help students of the parallel course engage in activity which aims at moderating the manifestations of intolerance and lack of knowledge of other cultures. Together with the students, they participate in writing a blog, contributing on Facebook or other social medium, discussing in online newspapers, etc. They suggest the specific activity in cooperation with the student.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to:
  • help the student choose an appropriate action and medium;
  • explain the legitimacy of the engagement of the academia in discussions about “foreign” cultures and religions;
  • evaluate the students’ progress and final reports;
  • motivate the students and provide them with help and advice;
  • suggest and evaluate particular comitted activity online;
  • communicate patiently and rationally in emotional discussions;
  • collaborate on a shared project in a smaller group and learn from other participants of the project.
  • Syllabus
    • Introduction to the course and its aims.
    • The environment of online social media and discussions.
    • The topic of refugees and islam in contemporary online social media and discussions.
    • How to contribute. Personal safety and password security.
    • Debate about proposals of projects engaging in online social media.
    • Presentation of the project proposal.
    • Start of the activity.
    • Evaluation meeting I.
    • Evaluation meeting II.
    • Evaluation meeting III.
    • Final report by the student and tutor with feedback.
      recommended literature
    • Literatura závisí na individuálních projektech. / Literature depends on individual projects.
    Teaching methods
    Seminar discussions, student presentations, communication between the student and the tutor, work online under tutorship, keeping notes about the activity.
    Assessment methods
    Evaluation of the action taken in an online medium, based on written report by the student and the tutor and its presentation at the colloquium (ca. 80 percent). Evaluation of the participation in the discussions held at the meetings and in the online course (ca. 20 percent). Required attendance at the seminar discussions.
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    The course is taught once in two years.
    The course is taught: every week.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
    • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2021, recent)
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