Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in Czech (Division 355)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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Czech 142. First-Year Czech.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Zdenka Brodska (zdebrod@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Czech 141. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Czech 143. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a continuation of Czech 141 with emphasis on the development of reading and speaking skills in target language. Students with previous knowledge of any other Slavic language may inquire at the Slavic Department Office for enrollment in this course.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 2

Czech 480. Supervised Czech Reading.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Selected readings in Czech on specific topics according to the student's needs and qualifications. Knowledge of Czech through Czech 142 is required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Czech 484. Modern Czech Literature.

Section 001 Czech Culture in the 20th Century.

Instructor(s): Jindrich Toman (ptydepe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will survey twentieth-century Czech culture, seeking to establish connections between literature, visual arts, and film. Among the literary works to be analyzed will be the classics of the inter-war period, including Hasek's Good Soldier Schweik and Capek's War with the Newts, as well as a broad selection of post-1945 authors, including Havel, Hrabal and Kundera. A prominent part of the course will be devoted to the Czech inter-war avant-garde (Poetism, Surrealism, Functionalism), treating the development in visual arts and architecture, as well as their political implications. A broad variety of theoretically significant issues will be addressed in the course, including the role of visuality in modern culture, relations between text and image, construction of a modern middle-class lifestyle, etc.

All readings are in English translation. Evaluation of student work will be based on a term paper and participation in class discussion.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 1

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