Course syllabus EKCA - European Cultures and Civilisations (FBE - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: EKCA
Course title in language of instruction: European Cultures and Civilisations
Course title in Czech: European Cultures and Civilisations
Course title in English: European Cultures and Civilisations
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Ivo Rolný, Ph.D. (supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
The aim of the courses is to provide students with an overview in cultural
and social antropology with a view to ideological, cultural, economical,
and institutional effort of European integration.
Course contents:
1.Individual and society (allowance 6/3)
a.a. Introduction to cultural and social anthropology
b.b. Types of society, social stratification and mobility

2.Category of culture (allowance 2/1)
3.Various conceptions of the term civilisation (allowance 6/3)
a.a. Theories of civilisation and culture cyclic circulation
b.b. Northatlantic and Euorasian civilisation

4.Question of religion in European context (allowance 2/1)
5.Idea of European integration (allowance 6/3)
a.a. Problem of globalisation in culture, policy and economy
b.b. Public adnimistration in process of integration

6.Europe and global mankind problems (allowance 6/3)
a.a. Search for solution in environmental crisis
b.b. "Postmodern situation" and future of Europe

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-interpersonal skills

Specific competences:
-Students can apply national cultural differences in business negotiations
-Students can use the principles of communication different European cultures
-Students understand the cultural context of the peoples of The Europe
-Students will be able to respect the cultural limits in business
-The student is oriented in the European cultural context.
-The student knows the basic definition of the concepts of culture and civilization.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice42 h
     project work10 h
     public presentation (oral)10 h
     preparation for exam10 h
     preparation for regular assessment5 h
     preparation of presentation2 h
     writing of seminar paper5 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
Students obtain credits for essays writing (15 points) and for their active discussion during seminars(10 points participation + 10 points activities). Students go with the obtained points to the examination which is written (max 30 points, minimum 15 points to pass. So that they can pass the subjest they have to obtain min 50 points from all these activities.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQROLNÝ, I.European culture and civilizationBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně2009978-80-7375-346-7
RESULLIVAN, D. -- DANIELS, J. -- RADEBAUGH, L.International Business, environments and operations. USAPearson Prentice Hall20070-13-186942-6
REHOFSTEDE, G. -- HOFSTEDE, G J. -- MINKOV, M.Cultures and organizations: software of the mind : intercultural cooperation and its importance for survivalNew YorkMcGraw-Hill978-0-07-166418-9
REANDREWS, T G.International management: culture and beyondChichester, EnglandJohn Wiley & Sons2009978-1-405-17399-5


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