ØST, Polish history and cultural history (F23)

Course content

In this class we study the dynamic history and culture of Poland. We begin in the Middle Ages and Mieszko I’s baptism in 966, and move through Reformation and the Renaissance, the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth era, Enlightenment period, the Polish partitions, and the period from Polish independence in 1918 all the way through World War II and Communism until 1990. We read historical texts as well as literature, by for example Romanic poet’s Adam Mickiewicz’s and Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk. We watch canonical film by Academy Award Winners Andrzej Wajda, and Paweł Pawlikowski. We also look at art, and listen to music to illustrate life in these different periods

Education
  • Programme curriculum Bachelor courses in East European Studies 2019 curriculum
  • Programme curriculum Bachelor elective courses in East European Studies 2019 curriculum
Learning outcome

BA 2019-studieordning (BA in Eastern European studies, 2019 study programme):
Polish history and cultural history (activity codde HPLB01271E)

BA-tilvalg i Østeuropastudier 2019-studieordning (BA electives in Eastern European studies, 2019 study programme):
Polish history and cultural history (activity code HPLB10171E)
Individually Studied Topic A (activity code HØEB10171E)
Individually Studied Topic B (activity code HØEB10181E)

Exchange students:
Individually Studied Topic A (activity code HØEB10171E)

 

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • account for the basics of Polish history and culture history.
  • address how major historical and cultural events shaped contemporary Polish culture.
  • identify a broad range of Polish “texts” (literature, film, popular culture, etc.) based on their content and stylistic features and place them in their broader historical and cultural context.
  • critically approach primary cultural text as well as secondary material.
  • explain major trends and issues in Polish history and culture in speech and in writing.
  • formulate their own critical problems concerning Poland in speech and writing.
  • use basic methods of literary and cultural analysis such as close reading, explication, and comparison “close read” various media such as literature, film, and other visual arts.
  • place Poland in contemporary geo-political configurations of Europe and the world
  • improve their current writing and analytical skills through written assignments

Will be available in Absalon

Written
Individual
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Type of assessment details
Find curriculum in Danish: https:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​oesteuropastudier/​
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • English
  • 412,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HØEB0103FU
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
See link below
Studyboard
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Anna Helena Alexandra Krakus   (11-44717164314e75646e7876436b7870316e7831676e)
Teacher

Anna Krakus, anna.krakus@hum.ku.dk
Rachel Hanna Bonin khr235@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 07-11-2022

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