Course detail

Artists and Issues

FaVU-AIS-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course will look into the texts below through a detailed analysis and discussions; the selected texts, ranging from the disciplines of contemporary philosophy (Latour, Haraway, Bradiotti), antropology, cultural studies (Tsing), botanics (Sádlo, Pokorný), etc, reflect the state of Anthropocene, the fix in which "humankind" has found itself (in)voluntarily (?). We will problematize the equal share of "humankind" on Anthropocene, we will look at texts which not only ask the classical question What Is To Be Done, but also "what to say"? (to whom). We will compensate the highly theoretical texts offering a trully global/comprehensive insight into the reflection of the sorry state of the world by reading about and watching plants in forrests, steppes, and meadows in order to understand how these (and their biodiversity) were formed in the past by human labor so that we can better understand what can be saved (through that labor? or its simulation?) for the future. Or not.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Academic reflection of selected problems of contemporary art, a detailed knowledge of artworks and viewpoints of selected contemporary artists.

Prerequisites

Students have to have excellent communicative skills in English.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Discussion and written reflections of assigned texts represent the core content of classes. Students' output is crucial for the classes.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Exam, attendance.
Students will be assesed from discussing and writing about the assigned texts. Not having read those texts will count as an absence.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

See the bibliography list - each week one reading, plus two field trips (literarilly). (Real fields.)

Aims

Students will read, analyse, and discuss articles and essays on the selected topics. They will have to be prepared for every lesson. They will be encouraged to prepare some topics themselves (under the techer's instruction).

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is mandatory, students are allowed to miss two classes per semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch ZST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch () , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AGD2 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APD , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD1 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM3 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APE , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AGD1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM1 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AKG , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AS2 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AM3 , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AMU , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch APE , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AIN , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch ATD , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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