Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details


DEJ Acad. year 2004/2005 Winter semester 3 credits

Course is not open in this year
This course addresses some significant periods or historical events in both the world and Czech history.


Language of instruction



Credit (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures

Assessment points


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The understanding of historicity of our existence and its consequences gives rise not only to better understanding of the past but also to better orientation in the contemporary world. The subject should give a better basis for the understanding of history.

Learning objectives

The aim of the course of studies is to give the students a better insight into the basic issues of human community during the course of history, for better understanding of the substance of various contemporary streams of thought, and better perceptiveness of the fundamentals of civil society.

Syllabus of lectures

  • Origins and beginnings of historical mind
  • Primeval eastern cultures in the light of the history
  • Ancient superpowers in peace and at war
  • History of a nation that lived for the idea
  • Greek democracy in a form we did not experience yet
  • Alexander contra Démosthénes
  • What was between Rome and the medieval age?
  • French revolution
  • Ways of Europe to the eastern cultures
  • The United States of America - an experiment of the New World
  • Beginnings of the National Revival
  • Czech National Revival
  • Contemporary times and the theory of the "end of history"

Exam prerequisites

Presence at the lectures with passing the examination and furnishing a written work.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group H
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