Course: Culture and History of English Speaking Countries

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Course title Culture and History of English Speaking Countries
Course code KAJ/KABSZ
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course is a part of the Final State Examination of the bachelor's study programme Foreign Languages for Commercial Purposes. The oral examination takes about 15 - 30 minutes. All procedures comply with the Study and Examination Regulations at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies
professional knowledge
The subject is a requirement for completion of a bachelor?s program guaranteed by the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - explain historical, social, cultural, and political development of the USA - describe historical development of the USA throughout the 1960s - explain social movements in the USA - explain the American education system - explain the American system of government - explain the British edcation system - explain the British system of government - explain and describe class system in Great Britain - explain "multiculturalism"
teaching methods
Textual studies
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Garwood, Christopher; Gardani, Guglielmo; Peris, Edda. Aspects of Britain and the USA. Oxford, 1999. ISBN 978-0194542456.
  • McDowall, David. An illustrated history of Britain. Harlow, 1989. ISBN 978-0582749146.
  • O'Driscoll, James. Britain. Oxford, 1997. ISBN 978-0194324298.
  • Paxman, Jeremy. Angličané : portrét národa. Praha, 2006.
  • Storry, Mike; Childs, Peter. British cultural identities. Routledge, 2008. ISBN 978-0415424608.

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