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Insights on Czech Society - ASGV01000
Anglický název: Insights on Czech Society
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociologie (21-KSOC)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/0, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=13224
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D.
Třída: A – Mezioborová nabídka VP: Sociální vědy
Exchange - 14.2 Sociology
Exchange - 14.9 Others-Social Sciences
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D. (09.02.2022)
The course offers an introduction to some of the key areas of sociological thought and research applied on the case of the Czech Republic, thus offering an introduction to the realities of the Czech society as well. The goal of the course is to develop sociological imagination and relate key sociological concepts, theories, and expertise to specific and relatable social topics.
There is no reuqirement for students to have previous experience with sociology. This course offers a non-traditional introduction to sociology through specific examples of sociological research.
On the other hand, the course is also very well suited to students of sociology to sharpen their analytical skills and continue with their introductory courses in a different setting.
Students from abroad can relate the insights about Czech society to research and insights into societies they have a lived experience with. Czech students, on the other hand, are expected to enrich the topics and offer their experience with Czech reality.

Topics covered this semester:
Fragmented society? Post-communism, mass media and social cohesion (Petr Lupač)
Highlights of Post-Communist Transformation (Jan Sládek)
Art and Literature in Czech Society (Marek Skovajsa)
Czech Climate Change (Eva Richter)
Gender inequalities and care in the Czech Republic (Radka Dudová)
Crime rates in the Czech Republic (Jiří Buriánek)
Civil Society in Postcommunist Countries (Jaromír Mazák)
Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D. (24.02.2022)

Students are required to:

A)   attend the lectures;

B)   prepare for the lectures: such preparation may include reading a provided text, reflecting upon it in a short written answer and/or answering some questions - just to get you in the mood for the topic ;) ;

C)    complete the final test:

a)     close ended questions covering the topic-classes of the course;

b)    students have 3 attempts to complete the test (4 test dates during the examination period);

D)   prepare a team presentation:

a)     each team (4-5 students) will prepare and submit a video presentation on a selected topic (app. 10-15 minutes long)

b)    submission in Moodle due 29th of April

c)     each presentation will be evaluated by the lecturers (max. of 28 points, 16 points as a minimum to pass) and by the peers (students) (max. of 12 points).



Final grade is based on points received throughout the course for student work. Regular attendance is required as a condition for receiving a grade.


Maximum points:





Final grade:


Final grade:







less than 70

4 (FAIL)


Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D. (03.02.2022)
Literature and study materials will be provided for each lecture in Moodle.
Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D. (03.02.2022)

Course policies:

Course recording: No student may record any classroom activity without express written consent from the course guarantor (dr. Richter).  If you have (or think you may have) a disability such that you need to record or tape classroom activities, you should contact the Office of Disability Resources to request an appropriate accommodation.

Zero Tolerance of Cheating & Plagiarism: Plagiarism means using words, ideas, or arguments from another person or source without citation. Cite all sources consulted to any extent (including material from the internet), whether or not assigned and whether or not quoted directly.  For quotations, four or more words used in sequence must be set off in quotation marks, with the source identified. 

Any form of cheating will immediately earn you a failing grade for the entire course.  By remaining enrolled, you consent to this policy.


How to Get Help

Since the teaching staff for this class is large, you might wonder who you should see about what.  Here are some general guidelines.

In general, all questions regarding

·       interim tasks (reading assignments),

·       Moodle,

·       task submission,

·       class materials,

·       your grades and scores, and

·       your attendance,

should be directed at our Teaching Assistant (see the e-mail address above). They are happy to answer your questions by e-mail or in person before/after each lecture.


If you feel that your team is not working properly and you need some advice, contact our Teaching Assistant. They will assess the situation and will try their best to help you. 

If you need feedback or guidance on your team presentation, such as feedback on your research question, structure, sources, argumentation, and/or presentation, contact the course guarantor. They will happily provide some guidance if you feel uncertain about whether your work is on track.

If the course is taking too much of your time: This course is supposed to take, on average, 4-5 hours per week (not counting the lectures!).  If on average you are spending significantly more than this, we want to know.  Please send one of the instructors an email message telling them.  Sometimes it is hard for us to judge the difficulty of an assignment and your message lets us know when there is a problem.

If you have an academic question regarding a specific lecture, feel free to contact the lecturer. You will find their name in the course schedule. Their address is name.surname@ff.cuni.cz.

If you have a general academic question, contact the course guarantor. They will be happy to answer or direct you to someone able to discuss the matter with you further.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D. (08.02.2022)

24. 2.

Welcome & Introduction


3. 3.

 Fragmented society? Post-communism, mass media and social cohesion


10. 3.

Highlights of Post-Communist Transformation (Jan Sládek)


17. 3.

Art and Literature in Czech Society (Marek Skovajsa)


24. 3.

 Czech Climate Change


31. 3.

Gender inequalities and care in the Czech Republic (Radka Dudová)


7. 4.

Crime rates in the Czech Republic (Jiří Buriánek)


14. 4.

“Dean day”


21. 4.

Civil Society in Postcommunist Countries (Jaromír Mazák)


28. 4.



5. 5.



12. 5.



19. 5.



Studijní opory - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Eva Richter, Ph.D. (03.02.2022)

Online course support (materials, forums): https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=13224

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