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Courses

MA Programme: BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH STUDIES SPECIAL PROGRAMME
(Specializace Britská studia a studia oblasti Britského společenství)

Director: PhDr. Soňa Nováková, CSc., M.A.

This special programme focuses on most of the key regions represented in the Commonwealth of Nations – Australia and the South Pacific, North America (Canada and the Caribbean), South Asia and Africa – in relation to Britain. The perspective is diachronic and synchronic, contemporary and historical, examining the consequences of imperial history in Britain and the post-colonial situation in former colonies. The fields currently studied in basic and elective courses include an introduction to the study of Canadian culture and multicultural writing, Scottish literature, Australian art and film. The offer is supplemented by a two-week intensive course on Indian literature in English. 

The programme consists of 4 basic and 4 elective courses for single-subject students. In addition, 6 courses can be taken from other special programmes. Two-subject students have to take 2 basic and 3 elective courses plus 1 course from another special programme.  Basic courses are offered each academic year (either in the winter or summer semester). The offer of elective and extension courses varies each academic year.
For further information please consult the detailed description of the MA programme requirements.

BA Programme 

The Section provides for all British Studies courses within the BA programme in English and American Studies, as well as for some elective courses.


COURSES OFFERED IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Special programme - basic courses

  • Introduction to Canadian Studies
  • British Literature of the African and Asian Diaspora (Contemporary Black and South Asian British Writers)
  • Special programme - elective courses

  • Scottish Speculative Fiction
  • Literature of the Scottish Islands
  • + Recommended Interdisciplinary Courses from Other Special Programmes

  • African American Literature, from Phyllis Wheatley to Toni Morrison
  • Global Anglophone Literatures
  • BA courses

  • British History
  • Introduction to Canadian Studies
  • British Cultural History: An Introduction
  • British Cultural Studies in Historical Perspective
  • Literature of the Scottish Islands
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