Course: An Introduction to the Study of Literature

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Course title An Introduction to the Study of Literature
Course code KPR/4724
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Valenta Zdeněk, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Janáčková Blanka, PaedDr.
Course content
1. Introduction to Literature. 2. Literature and Art factual. 3. Literary work and its structure. 4th Illustrations in children's books and magazines. 5th Literary forms and genres. 6th Poetry for children and youth. 7th Tale folk, classical. 8th Tale artificial modern. 9. Other epic form - myths, legends, fables and stories. Prose 10th with a child character. 11th Prose with a girl heroine. 12th Prose with boyish hero. 13th Adventure prose. 14th Nonfiction.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of this discipline is to make students familiar with findings of literary science. Using selected literary texts of children's books it leads students to the ability to focus, work independently with texts, interpret them. At the same time it leads students to study the literature. In the theory of literature dealing with issues of literature, drama, poetry and prose. Pay attention particularly to genres of children's literature.
Student manages the extent curriculum high school basic information about the theory of literature. Can work with literary texts. Students are familiar patterns of literary works, construction of literary works, literary types and genres.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
1. Active participation in class (100%)
Recommended literature
  • Hanzová, M. Čteme dětem a s dětmi. Praha, 1992.
  • Mocná, D., Peterka, J. a kol. Encyklopedie literárních žánrů. Praha, 2004.
  • Nünning, A. a kol. Lexikon teorie literatury a kultury.
  • Peterka, J. Teorie literatury pro učitele. Praha: UK - PF, 2001.
  • Toman, J. Dětské čtenářství a literární výchova. Brno, 2000.
  • Toman, J. Vybrané kapitoly z teorie dětské literatury.. České Budějovice: Pedagogická fakulta JU, 1992.
  • Urbanová, S. Meandry a metamorfózy dětské literatury. Olomouc: Votobia, 2003.
  • Urbanová, S., Rossová, M. Žánry, osobnosti, díla.. Ostrava, 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching in Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter