Course: Contemporary Anglo-Saxon Culture

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Course title Contemporary Anglo-Saxon Culture
Course code KAJ/SAK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tihelková Alice, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Week 1 Introduction (?How Did Jews Become White Folks?? by Karen B. Brodkin. Pages 274-283 in Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. 7th edition, John J Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis, eds.) Week 2 America: nation of immigrants (?The Great Depression: History in the key of jazz.? Excerpted from Jazz: A History of America?s Music, available at <http://www.pbs.org/jazz/time/time_depression.htm>) Week 3 History of Amrican music (1) (BC News ? ?Country music and the U.S. economy? 27 September 2011, available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15070421>) Week 4 Dějiny americké hudby (2): obrázek ekonomické krize (Vocabulary preparation for Idiocracy directed by Mike Judge, screenplay by Mike Judge and Etan Cohen, 20th Century Fox, 2005.) Week 5 Concepts of utopia and dystopia in American ideology (?Entrapment or Foiling Terror? FBI?s Reliance on Paid Informants Raises Questions about Validity of Terrorism Cases? Democracy Now! 6 October 2010 <http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/6/entrapment_or_foiling_terror_fbis_reliance>) Week 6 Sociological and political aspects of graphic novels and comics (Excerpt from Maus: a survivor?s tale, Vol. I by Art Spiegelman. Pantheon: New York, 1986. ISBN 0-679-40641-7) Week 7 Introduction to American visual art (Vocabulary review, preparation for midterm test) Week 8 Habeas corpus and the U.S. constitution in crisis (?FISA Court approved record number of secret searches in 2006? Democracy Now! 2 May 2007 <http://www.democracynow.org/2007/5/2/headlines>) Week 9 The industrial food system in America (Vocabulary preparation for Food, Inc., directed by Robert Kenner) Week 10 Income inequality in America and Great Britain (Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard, pp. 29-38 and 50-53) Week 11 The Occupy Wall Street movement (?Occupy Everywhere: Michael Moore, Naomi Klein on Next Steps for the Movement Against Corporate Power? Democracy Now! Novemer 25, 2011 <http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/25/occupy_everywhere_michael_moore_naomi_klein>) Week 12 Review Week 13 Credit test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Seminar classes, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No prerequisite subjects.
learning outcomes
Students are able to: - analyze the latest trends in Anglo-American culture - understand the role of Anglo-American culture in the process of globalization - critically work with British and American media as well as texts on cultural history - discuss the subject in specialized language
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Multimedia supported teaching
Task-based study method
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
Students' portfolio
Discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • ABERCROMBIE, N., W., A. Contemporary British Society. Cambridge: Polity, 2002.
  • CAMPBELL, N. American Cultural Studies. New York, 1998.
  • HENNESSY, P. Having It So Good: Britain in the Fifties. London, 2006.
  • MARR, A. A History of Modern Britain. London, 2007.
  • MARWICK, A. British Society Since 1945. London : Penguin, 2003.
  • TEMPERLY. H. Britain and America Since Independence. London.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (17-1) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-2) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (15-3) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 3 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-4) Philological sciences 3 Winter