Course: Contemporary Aesthetics in the Anglo-Saxon World: e-learning

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Course title Contemporary Aesthetics in the Anglo-Saxon World: e-learning
Course code KPF/B246
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Řebíková Barbora, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Introduction to Philosophy and Aesthetics 2) Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Aesthetics 3) Weitz: The Role of Theory in Aesthetics 4) Dickie: Institutional Analysis 5) Danto: Artworld 6) Art and Knowledge 7) Importance of Aesthetic Experience 8) Qualities in Aesthetics 9) Beauty and Other Aesthetic Categories 10) Aesthetic Attitude 11) Aesthetic Distance 12) Anglo-Saxon Postproduction 13) Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students an overview of the theories of contemporary aesthetics in English-speaking countries; ease orientation in the contemporary art scene and enable to acquire the basic concepts of the art world, both by theory and by own experiences with art; present the main topics of contemporary debate on art and answer questions about what art is, when is art, etc; teach students to work with texts of contemporary Anglo-Saxon art theorists and independence in their search and classification in the context of broader debates which theorists discuss.
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study. Gaining knowledge of several specialty areas of contemporary aesthetics. Ability to formulate "for" and "against." Acquiring the skills to work independently with prepared texts and presentations. Improve the ability of self-study and self-replenishing and information retrieval.

Assessment methods and criteria
Test (questions from ppt presentations and texts)
Recommended literature
  • Bouriaud, Nicolas. Postproduction. Tranzit Praha, 2004.
  • GOODMAN, N. Fact, Fiction end Forecast. Harvard, 1963.
  • Mirzoeff, N. An Introduction to Visual Culture. Routledge, 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Arts Study plan (Version): Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -