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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307TK1 ZK 2 2T English, Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to develop and critically evaluate theories, concepts and methods of their field and gain insight into contemporary scholarly literature.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Advanced English, ability to read professional texts and discuss them in English.

Course contents

This course is regular discussion meeting on on-going readings supplemented with lectures. Each semester focuses on one key text or a collection of texts for the given topic. This course emphasizes preparations at home: reading assignments, research and study of other relevant books.

Recommended or required reading

Current theory, historic and critical practice in photography and visual culture. Reading with be determined at the beginning of the semester.

Winter 2020:

Rachel Plotnick, Power Button. The MIT Press 2018.

Nathan Jurgenson. The Social Photo. Verso 2019.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is concluded with a graded test. The requirement for sitting the test is class participation. At the end of every semester each student delivers a 5-10 pages critical essay. Send you texts as a pdf file to both tomdvorak@famu.cz and michal.simunek@famu.cz by 11 January 2021.

Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

room 111
Room. No. 111

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
distance teaching
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 10:40–12:15 Tomáš DVOŘÁK Room. No. 111
Lažanský palác
distance teaching lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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