Course: American Culture Studies

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Course title American Culture Studies
Course code KAN/AAKS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Klečková Gabriela, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vice William Bradley, Ph.D.
Course content
This course centers itself around two central concepts, first the notion of Independence as it applies to both the personal and the political, and how this evolves and develops into the American value of Self-Reliance. Also thematically central to the class is the origin of the political notion of Plurality, and how Americans have adopted this political value to correspond American's incredibly varied ethnic, racial, and religious diversity we most often refer to as The Melting Pot.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Collaborative instruction, Discussion, Seminar classes, Textual studies
  • Contact hours - 24 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 6 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students can discuss, analyze, and think critically about the apparent differences in American and Czech life form and express their own opinions as to how individual, political, and cultural identity is formed in America vs Europe.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Collaborative instruction
Discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Kearny E. N., J. Crandall & M. K. Datesman. American Ways: An Introduction to American Culture. 3rd ed. . NJ, Pearson, 2004.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education - (15) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education - (13) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Music in Education (14) Art and applied art 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education History in Education (14) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education - (14) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Music in Education (15) Art and applied art 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (14) Informatics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education History in Education (16) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education - (1) History courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer