Course: Outline of Anglo-American Countries 1

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Course title Outline of Anglo-American Countries 1
Course code KAJ/KP1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Tihelková Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction; From the dawn of English history to the Norman period 2. English Renaissance 3. 17th Century - English Civil War and Restoration 4. 18th Century- Enlightenment 5. Industrial Revolution and Romantism 6. Victorian Britain I 7. Victorian Britain II 8. British Empire 9. Origins of the USA - Puritans 10. Origins of the USA - Cultural Background to the American Revolution 11. Slavery and the Civil War 12. Conclusion

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 42 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No prerequisite subjects.
learning outcomes
Students are able to - analyze key aspects of contemporary Anglo-American culture - work with a wide range of cultural history sources as well as British/American press - discuss cultural history in specialized language
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
Students' portfolio
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Ackroyd P. Albion. The Origins of the English Imagination. London, 2002.
  • FERGUSON, N. How Britain Made the Modern World. London, 2004.
  • JOHNSON, Paul. A History of the American People. New York, 1999.
  • Morgan, Kenneth O. Dějiny Británie. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1999. ISBN 80-7106-347-9.
  • TINDALL, G.B., SHI, D.E. America, A Narrative History. New York, 2003.
  • WILSON, A.N. The Victorians. New York, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
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