Course: The History of Great Britain and the USA

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Course title The History of Great Britain and the USA
Course code KAJ/4113
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
There is an exam designed to evaluate competence in the two historical subjects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This is an exam designed to evaluate competence in the two historical subjects.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Students should master select data about the history of the United States and Great Britain. 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 and of the United States. 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
Students work with selections of historical texts. Some texts are chosen from the sources listed below.
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 Books Press, 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. 2007.
  • King, M. L. "I Have a Dream" in Anders Breidlid, et al. (eds.) An anthology of American culture. Routledge, 1996.
  • King, M. L. "Letter from a Birmingham City jail in Washington J. M. (Ed.) A testament of hope: the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Harper, 1986.
  • Leuchtenburg, W. E. The needless war in Spain in Alfers, K. J. et al. Readings in United States history from 1877. New York: American heritage, 1997.
  • O'Neil, W. L. A democracy at war: America's fight at home and abroad in WWII. Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Schaller, M. et al. Coming of age: The United States in the 20th century. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.
  • Schaller, M. The American occupation of Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

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