Cultural Topography of Prague 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311CTP2 credit 1 35 hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, -1 to 4 hours of self-study English summer

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Students with the teacher’s guidance reveal the essence of the famous city and the culture that has formed it over the centuries to this day. They will leave the beaten daily paths to explore the urban jungle textbook of modern times in Central Europe. Gothic Prague, Renaissance Prague, Baroque Prague, Prague that tore down its walls to give rise to new settlements and finally Prague so remote that its inhabitants journey to see Charles Bridge.

From the structure of the city we move on to its particularities - houses, parks, events and suburbs, often neglected and falling apart.

Within one semester (two in total if students attend both the autumn and spring term courses) students may try to read the city and its structure to grasp the historical and social background of it as well as discover important artists/galleries.

Getting to know Prague in its variability helps students with location scouting for one's projects.

This class may very well serve as a location scouting.

Learning outcomes

Notion of Prague, its history and presence. Cultural insight. Learning more about potential shooting locations.

IMPORANT: location scouting included:-)

Prerequisites and other requirements

Basic knowledge of European history, awareness of WWI and WWII, familiarity with the history of the region since WWII. We will start the course with a short recap anyway.



Evaluation methods and criteria

Students are asked to take photographs during our tours and prepare a final visual-textual report on either one tour or the one semester of tours. Final reports are expected to be sent via e-mail to in ideally .pdf version or as downloadable web link. (I keep your works).


Please get ready for a healthy dose of walking in any weather.

Have some money on you. We will need some refreshments at the end of each tour:-)

Please have a valid public transport card.

Read your FAMU assigned e-mail account, I am announce each walk details in advance.

Summer semester 2024, five FRIDAY meetings:

February 16

March 22

April 12

April 26

May 17

The walk will start at 9:30 am and the meeting place will be announced by email on Wednesday, 2 days before the respective Friday.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Fri 09:30–13:00 Jitka HEJTMANOVÁ
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