Course: American Cultural Studies 2

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Course title American Cultural Studies 2
Course code KAJ/4163
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
This course expands on themes from American Cutlural Studies, including for example: Language, Contemporary and Politial Life, Education, Literature, and ethnicity. Critical readings of cutlural texts are an important part of the course. Students gain knowlege through discussions, projects, and other communicative methods. Materials used in these three subjects may include authentic cultural readings, news articels, films, and recordings.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 2 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course is designed to aid language acquisition through the study of cultural information. "Culture" includes the material, political, and intellectual environment of Great Britain. In this course, students will be expected to read and discuss on a weekly basis.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Proceed in further study, or independent study, of selected research themes in American Cultural Studies. Work independently, or in teams, to analyze selected topics relating to the economic and political development of the United States. Use other multimedia approaches to the subject For example: read and discuss academic material about the culture of the United States Analyze current political and cultural events in the United States Conduct minor research in the Economy and Politics of the United States Make conclusions based on broader literature or studies of contemporary media Demonstrate a broad understanding of political and social events
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
This course is a seminar which requires students to do considerable work outside of class. In the seminar, students will read, discuss, and react to written sources about United States culture. Each week, reading assignments are designed around a specific theme. The student must demonstrate knowledge of the reading assignments in the seminar. Seminars should be used for discussion, debate, and presentation by students.
Recommended literature
  • Appleby, R. Scott and Maty, Martin E. The glory and the power: The fundamentalist challenge to the modern world. Beacon Press, 1992.
  • 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, 1990.
  • Geertz, C. The interpretation of cultures. New York: Basic books, 1973.
  • Olson, J. Where the domino fell: America and Vietnam.
  • Turner, F. J. The significance of the frontier in American history. 1983.

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 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer