Course: Introduction to Anglo-American Studies

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Course title Introduction to Anglo-American Studies
Course code KAJ/UAS
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
  • Mišterová Ivona, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The origin, development and present-day status of the English language. The varieties of English in historical and social context. The main literary aspects of the subject.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 33 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills
learning outcomes
The student will substantionally enrich their grammar school knowledge of the subject, especially being able to find relationships and explaining the facts in context.
teaching methods
Interactive lecture
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Crystal D. Sociolinguistics. London, 2000.
  • Crystal D. The English Language. Cambridge, 1998.
  • Dobson A. Anglo-american Relations in the Twentieth Century. London, 1997.
  • Laird Ch. Language in America. New York, 1988.
  • Mathesius V. Obsahový soubor na základě obecně lingvistickém. Praha, 1966.
  • Menand L. American Studies. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
  • Vachek J. Historický vývoj angličtiny. Praha, 1968.
  • Vorel R. Lexikologie angličtiny v 77 otázkách a odpovědích. Plzeň, 2006.

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