USK_01 An Introduction to Art Studies

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2012
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. David Balarin (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Mikuláš Bek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Viktor Velek, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Dagmar Koudelková
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Vlasta Taranzová
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 21. 9. 15:00–15:45 zruseno D22, Fri 19. 10. 15:00–15:45 zruseno D22, Fri 23. 11. 15:00–15:45 C33, Fri 7. 12. 15:00–15:45 zruseno D22
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
define the basic concepts of art and cultural studies;
to understand their application in professional literature;
and to use them actively in an argument in writing a professional text.
  • What are art studies?
  • What is science?
  • What is esthetic judgement?
  • 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?
    required literature
  • MUKAŘOVSKÝ, Jan. Studie. Edited by Miroslav Červenka - Milan Jankovič. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2001. 598 s. ISBN 80-7294-000-7. info
  • HENCKMANN, Wolfhart and Konrad LOTTER. Estetický slovník. Translated by Dušan Prokop. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1995. 229 s. ISBN 8020504788. info
  • VOLEK, Jaroslav. Základy obecné teorie umění. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1968. info
    recommended literature
  • Kulturální teorie : klasické a současné přístupy. Edited by Tim Edwards, Translated by David Vichnar. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2010. 364 stran. ISBN 9788073676858. info
  • BARKER, Chris. Slovník kulturálních studií. Translated by Irena Reifová - Kateřina Gillárová - Michal Pospíšil. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 206 s. ISBN 8073670992. info
  • 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
  • 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
  • SOURIAU, Étienne. Encyklopedie estetiky. Translated by Zdeněk Hrbata. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1994. 939 s. ISBN 808560518X. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, readings, and homeworks.
Assessment methods
Written test and essay.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4 hodiny konzultace.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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