SJ1A012 History and Culture of Spanish-Speaking Countries II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/3/2. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
PhDr. Athena Alchazidu, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Milada Malá, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniel Vázquez Tourino, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Athena Alchazidu, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 G25, Wed 12:00–13:40 G22
SJ1A011 Spanish-Speaking Countries I
Úvod do dějin a kultury hispanofonních zemí I
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
Main objectives of the subjects are to explain basic history of Latin America in relation with its social and cultural background and focus on representation of basic historical events in Latin American literature.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to imply and explain the basic historical and literary phenomena and prove their opinions on a concrete text. Student will be able to prove their: • Orientation in the history of Latin America, its periodization, main events and historical figures, understanding the particular characteristics of the history of this region as "periphery of the West" (Octavio Paz). • Knowledge of the prevailing intellectual movements in each historical era. Students will be able to look upon them critically and to reflect them from the current context. • Become familiar with the cultural heterogeneity of Latin America and be able to distinguish, contextualize and interpret the most relevant cultural and artistic manifestations. • Acquire a basic idea of current development.
  • I. History 1.- Main concepts. 2.- America before Columbus. Descovery and conquest. 3.- The colony: government, society. Polemics around the rights of the native Americans. 4.- Culture in the colony: the chronicles. 5.- Culture in the colony II: Baroque era. 6.- The Independency: precedents and development. 7.- XIXth century: civilización y barbarie in the process of creation of the nation States. 8.- Economical developmente and modernity in Latin America. 9.- The Cold War in Latin America: revolutions, dictatorships, imperialism. 10.- Latin America in the globalized world. 11.- Contemporary culture, arts and literature. II. Geography 1. North America and the Caribbean 2. South America 3. Cuba, Dominican Republic, Portorico 4. Mexico, Guatemala 5. Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua 6. Costa Rica, Panama 7. Venezuela 8. Columbia 9. Bolivia, Ecuador 10. Peru 11. Chile, Paraguay 12. Argentina, Uruguay
    required literature
  • QUESADA MARCO, Sebastián. Imágenes de América Latina. primera edición. Madrid: Edelsa, 2001. 96 stran. ISBN 9788477115878. info
  • QUESADA MARCO, Sebastián. Imágenes de América Latina. primera edición. Madrid: Edelsa, 2001. 137 stran. ISBN 9788477115861. info
    recommended literature
  • MONSIVÁIS, Carlos. Aires de familia : cultura y sociedad en América Latina. 3. ed. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2006. 254 s. ISBN 843390597X. info
  • DONGHI, Tulio Halperin. Historia contemporánea de América latina. 1. ed. Madrid: Alianza Ed, 1998. 750 pp. ISBN 84-206-3515-4. info
  • VÁZQUEZ, Germán and Nelson Martínez DÍAZ. Historia de América Latina. 1. ed. Madrid: Sociedad General Espanola de Librería, 1998. 215 s. ISBN 84-7143-643-4. info
  • CHALUPA, Jiří. Historia y geografía de América Latina. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 1997. 49 pp. info
    not specified
  • ROEDL, Bohumír. Dějiny Peru a Bolívie. Vydání první. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2018. 394 stran. ISBN 9788074226175. info
  • CHALUPA, Jiří. Dějiny Argentiny, Uruguaye a Chile. 2. vyd. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2012. 575 s. ISBN 9788074221934. info
  • KAŠPAR, Oldřich. Dějiny Mexika. Edited by Eva Mánková. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000. 389 s. ISBN 80-7106-269-3. info
Teaching methods
Online lessons. Lectures, seminars. Home study. Regular homeworks, written paper, presentation. Reading of primary and secondary bibliography, study of all materials including e-learning.
Assessment methods
Regular submission of assigned tasks. In the case of late submission, 2 points for each task not delivered in time are deducted from the total of 100 points that can be achieved in the final test. Two presentations of the selected topic in the lesson (condition for admission to the exam).    Final test: blind map, open questions about the topics covered. Success rate: 70%
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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