Course: Introduction to the History of USA

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Course title Introduction to the History of USA
Course code KAJ/4112
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Brandon Mark, Dr. phil.
Course content
1. Introduction; 2. Were the Native Americans "Civilized"? 3. English Colonies and Puritans; 4. Foundation of the United States (1789); 5. Causes of the Civil War; 6. Industrial Revolution; 7. Nation of Immigrants; 8. World War I ; 9. The Great Depression of the 1930s; 10. World War II; 11. Vietnam War; 12. Civil Rights; 13. Presidential Administrations since Vietnam.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This is the second part of the history course. This course is a survey of the history of the United States, one of the world's most influential English-speaking states. The course should provide students with select data about United States History, from the pre-United States colonial period to the present, including: Colonization and the Early Colonies, the War for Independence, the creation of the Constitution, the Civil War, the settlement of the West, the First World War, the economic crisis, and finally the modern United States. . The course focuses mainly on economic, cultural and social features that influenced the development of the English language. It should provide a deeper understanding of contempory potlical, economic, and cultural developments in these countries.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Master important data about United States History, Students should also understand and be able to discuss, on a basic academic level, some of the problems and interpretations regarding the history of Britain. Learn to discuss important themes related to the subject Gain an understanding and ability to critially discuss contemporary political, ecomomic, and cultural developments of this country
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work, including any tests or quizzes requiring students to be prepared for every class.
Recommended literature
  • Ambrosius, L.E. Wilsonian statecraft: Theory and practice of liberal Internationalism during World War I.. Scholarly Resources, Inc, 1991.
  • Brinkley, A. American history, A survey. Part I, II.. McGraw-Hill Companies, 1999.
  • Brogan, H. The Penguin history of the United states of America. London: Penguin English, 1990.
  • Grandin, G. Fordlandia: the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten Jungle City. New York: Picador, 2009.
  • Chapman, P. Bananas: How the United Fruit company shaped the world. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter