A2BP_DUSA Dějiny USA 1

Pedagogická fakulta
jaro 2020
0/2/0. 3 kr. Ukončení: k.
Mgr. Pavla Buchtová (cvičící)
Michael George, M.A. (cvičící)
Mgr. Lucie Podroužková, Ph.D.
Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury - Pedagogická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Jana Popelková
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury - Pedagogická fakulta
( A2BP_PJ1B Praktický jazyk 1B && A2BP_GR1B Gramatika B && A2BP_SFFB Seminář z fonetiky B ) || A2BP_SOZK Souborná zkouška
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
At the end of this course, students should be able to identify and evaluate the main currents of U.S. cultural history and their causes and consequences in relation to modern American culture and society. They should be able to analyze current events in The United States as well as develop a richer understanding of American literature. In addition they should be able to assess and evaluate the actions and policies of contemporary America and distinguish between the obvious and the underlying causes.
  • 1.Introduction, History and values in modern America
  • 2.Europe, exploration and the new world
  • 3.Immigration: What is an American?
  • 4.Colonial America: the Road to Revolution
  • 5.The Constitution: The bill of Rights and dissent
  • 6.Sectionalism: North and South
  • 7.Democracy and Slavery
  • 8.Class koloquium: "Huck Finn" in history
  • 9.The Western frontier
  • 10.Movement, mobility and family
  • 11.class koloquium: "My Antonia" in history
  • 12.Conclusion and final koloquium
  • DAVIDSON, James West. Nation of nations : a concise narrative of the American Republic. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996. xxiv, 947. ISBN 0070157383. info
  • ZINN, Howard. A people's history of the United States. 1st HarperPerrenial ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1990. 614 s. ISBN 0060907924. info
  • O'CALLAGHAN, D. B. An illustrated history of the USA. Harlow: Longman, 1990. 144 s. ISBN 0582749212. info
Výukové metody
This class meets in "round table" seminar discussions fortnightly, where we look in depth at one of these particular issues of American History and ask "why?". These are classic, interactive seminars - in which each student comes to the class having read the assigned texts and shares his/her opinions on the subject. Careful reading is especially important because each set of seminar readings represents several different points of view on the subject of the day. Because History and literature are impossible to separate, this course is being offered in conjunction with Mgr. Buchtova’s American Literature course. We will make every effort throughout the semester to blend these disciplines in an attempt to give you a more integrated and realistic picture of the origins of modern America. For that reason, you will be asked to give special attention to the relationships and connections between historical and literary movements, persons and events in both classes. The koloqvium will focus on these associations.
Metody hodnocení
Assessment methods 1. Attendance: Only 2 absences are allowed; three or more absences will mean loss of credit. 2. Preparation and class participation: Every student is required to have read the assigned texts and share his/her thoughts about them around the discussion circle. YOU MUST JOIN THE CLASS DISCUSSION TO SIT THE KOLOQVIUM. 3. Koloqvium: The koloqvium will focus on the associations between history and literature. Students must be able to recognize and describe these connections. Minimum passing mark for the koloqvium is 70%.
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
This is the first half of a survey course of American History covering the period from colonial times to the Civil War, and is intended to accompany and compliment the American Literature course of the same period.
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Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Výuka probíhá každý týden.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2004, podzim 2005, podzim 2006, jaro 2008, jaro 2009, jaro 2012, jaro 2013, jaro 2014, jaro 2015, jaro 2016, jaro 2017, jaro 2018, jaro 2019.
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