HFL337 The History of Latvian Culture

Code HFL337
Name The History of Latvian Culture
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study History and Philosophy
Academic staff Alīda Zigmunde, Agnese Džademi
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Course is structured as historical and cultural inheritance survey of Latvia. It is a review of culture of Latvia in historical chronology (including historical and cultural oscillations before and after gaining the independence of the country). Impact and interaction of multicultural traditions in formation and evolution of sovereign Latvian culture are inspected . There is highlighted the connection between cultural development and social, political and economical processes. There are discussed such cultural aspects as audiovisual, fine and performing arts and architectonics. To visualize the conception of history and culture of Latvia, detour of museums and cultural monuments is planned. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Goal: to develop the understanding of Latvian cultural history traditions. Tasks: to acquire the skills in comparison of cultural features and traditions of Latvia and other countries; to recognize the most significant cultural objects of Latvia; to acquire the ability to describe development of culture of Latviain a chronological order; to create the percept of the most significant samples and best known personalia in different cultural fields.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Is able to describe chronological development in culture of Latvia - Test, passed
Is able to recognize the most significant cultural objects of Latvia - Participation in seminars – museum and cultural monument detours, passed
Is able to compare cultural and traditional features of Latvia and other countries - Group work - comparison of Latvian and student's national history and culture development, passed
Is able to create the percept of different cultural field most significant samples and best known personalia - Seminar - after individually collected information student is able to answer the handed questions, passed
Course prerequisites

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