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Cross-Cultural Studies - JJM187
Anglický název: Cross-Cultural Studies. Reading and Understanding Scientific Texts about Culture
Český název: Cross-Cultural Studies
Zajišťuje: Katedra mediálních studií (23-KMS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: 2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: zimní:25 / neurčen (10)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (10)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D. (24.01.2022)
The seminar is concerned with some classic as well as new perspectives in cross-cultural studies. We get to know some concepts of culture and different approaches to the study of culture.
In the practical part of the seminar, we are concerned with the process of scientific research itself. We make ourselves familiar with single steps of empirically based cross-cultural research. Starting with a concrete research question we get acquainted with one method of text analysis (content analysis) and try to finally answer our research question with the help of a culture theory. Each student gets the opportunity to do his/her own research in the field of cross-cultural studies. This might be helpful for your further research in this field.

Students present the main topics of a theoretical concept in a presentation. Together, we discuss the concepts trying to reveal their basic thoughts and conclusions.

Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D. (25.01.2022)

1. Get familiar with some theoretical positions in cross-cultural studies

2. Get familiar with some methodology in empirical cross-cultural research

3. Create a research project 



Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D. (24.01.2022)


- Regular and active participation (20% of final grade)

- Read and prepare the seminar texts at home

- Presentation of one text/concept in class (30% of final grade)

- Final paper in length of 6-10 pages (50% of final grade)

- the final paper has to be handed in until the end of June 2022

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D. (14.02.2022)

Text 1 is part of: Caroline Hodges Persell (1987). (2nd edition) Understanding Society. An Introduction to Sociology, p. 83-101. New York University.

Text 2 is part of: Hofstede, Geert & Hofstede, Gerd J. (2005). Cultures and Or­ganizations. Software of the mind. Intercultural Coopera­tion and its Importance for Survival. New York. Mc Graw-Hill.

Text 3 is part of: Neuendorf, Kimberly A. (2002). The content analysis guidebook. Thousand Oaks. Sage.

Text 4: Inglehart, Ronald, Halma, Loek, Welzel, Christian (2004). Introduction. In R. Inglehart, M. Basáňes, J. Díez-Medrano (Hrsg.), Human beliefs and values. A cross-cultural sourcebook based on the 1999-2002 values surveys, S. 1-20. Mexico. Siglo XXI Editores.

Text 5: Huntington S. P. (1996). The clash of civilizations and the remaking of worldorder. London, Simon and Schuster.

all texts are handed out as paper or pdf-file in the seminar


Additional literature

Hagenaars, Jacques, Halman, Loek & Moors, Guy (2003). Exploring Europe´s Basic Values Map. In Wil Arts, Jacques Hagenaars & Loek Halman (Hrsg.), The Cultural Diversity of European Unity. Findings, Explanations and Reflections from the European Values Study (S. 23-58). Leiden, The Netherlands. Koninklijke Brill.

Inglehart, Ronald, Welzel Christian (2007). (1. ed. 2005). Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy. The Human Development Sequence. Cambridge. University Press.

Notarp, Ulrike (2019). Cultural Differences in Concepts of Life and Partnership. A Comparative Study on Lifestyles in Europe. Praha. Karolinum.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D. (24.01.2022)

Knowledge of the literature on individual lectures and seminars.

The overall evaluation of performance is based on a percentage scale in the following range:

100 - 91: A (superb, excellent performance with only minor faults)

81 - 90: B (very good, above average performance but with some faults)

71 - 80: C (good, overall good performance with some significant faults)

61 - 70: D (satisfactory, acceptable performance, but with significant faults)

51 - 60: E (sufficient, performance meets minimum requirements)

50 - 0: F

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ulrike Lütke Notarp, Ph.D. (14.02.2022)

1) Introduction to Cross-Cultural Research

2) Cultural Theory I

Text 1:        Culture – defining the concept by Caroline Hodges Persell (1987).

3) Cross cultural research

Text 2:        Hofstede´s Concept of cultural dimensions

4) Hofstede´s Concept of cultural dimensions II

5) Process of scientific discovery

6) Conducting research in cross-cultural studies

7) Just one method of Cross-Cultural Research:

Text 3:        Introduction to Content Analysis

8) Conducting research in cross-cultural studies

- Work on projects

9)  Modernization Theory - an overview

Text 4:        “Implications of Modernization and Human Development” by Inglehart, Halman, Welzel

10) Conducting research in cross-cultural studies

- Work on projects

11) The Clash of Civilization – Samuel Huntington

Text 5:        Samuel Huntington – The Clash of Civilization

12) Conducting research in cross-cultural studies

- Work on projects



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