General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Cultural and Literary Traditions of Central Europe
Language English
Module lecturer dr Urszula Kowalska-Nadolna
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-CLT-I


Module aim (aims)

  1. interpersonal: critical abilities, interdisciplinary skills, ability to appreciate cultural diversity, ability to work in the individual and collective way;
  2. instrumental: ability to analyze and synthesize, general knowledge, basic knowledge in the field of Central European art, political and literary history, English writing and speaking skills, information management skills (gaining and analyzing information and data from different sources);
  3. comprehensive: learning skills, individual work skills, research skills, creativity, understanding other cultures and habits.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge about European culture and tradition, ability to formulate opinions and judgments on the subject of literature and culture (as well in writing as in oral presentation).


Course learning content:

Explaining and briefly describing the history of the concept of Central Europe, diversity in its definition and its delimiting.

Presentation of the culture or traditions of Central Europe and historical, geopolitical, national, transnational, literary context of its existence.

Presentation of the most important phenomena and trends in Central European culture (literature), representative authors and texts of culture in relation to national communities.

Discussion on the social and political phenomena that determine the shape of literature and culture of selected Central European countries (in the past and currently).

Reading list