NATIONAL SYMBOLS IN CENTRAL-EASTERN EUROPE
Winter Term 1996
Andras Gero
Department of History
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY




Course Description

Aims of the course: This seminar course will focus on the establishing of national al symbols in Central-Eastern-Europe and their changes under and after socialism as well. The course wants to achieve a better understanding of national-emotional identification of different nations in the area using the method of historical anthropology

Method: Each week will have its own nation or nationality. One or two students will give a presentation on the base of the given dimensions through a certain logical-historical schedule. The shared presentation have to be no more than one hour. The concept of presentation has to be delivered to the other students. After the presentation there will be no more than 30 minutes for questions and remarks.

Requirements: There won't be common reading. Each students has to give a presentation and to prepare the concept of presentation in written form.

Evaluation:
Class activity - 40%
Presentation - 6O%

Dimensions:
Colors
Anthem
Coat of Arms
Money - self - representation
National animals
Place of "Grandeur" and "Gloire"
Father or Mother of nation
National Landscape

Each Dimension has to represented through the questions:
How the given symbol was to "established?
How did it change under the socialism?
What has happened after the collapse of socialism?


CRC-Curriculum Resource Center
CEU Budapest, Hungary
Modified: May, 1996

Ger_NatSymb.W96Hist.v3

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