The course aims to practice academic discussion in English, which is an integral part of students' higher education at Charles University. Because of this, discussion is encouraged, and oral presentation is part of the evaluation process.

The course will provide an overview of significant events in Czech History in an international context. Students will learn that different nations narrate their history differently, and what is vital to Czechs might not be seen as essential abroad, or the interpretation of critical milestones might differ.