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Předmět, akademický rok 2019/2020
  
Dějiny USA - AAA130140
Anglický název: History of the USA
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2015
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 4
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neomezen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: David Lee Robbins, Ph.D.
Vyučující: David Lee Robbins, Ph.D.
Záměnnost : AAA100072
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: David Lee Robbins, Ph.D. (03.02.2016)
OBJECTIVES

Introduction to critical cultural components of U.S. History. This course is a factual overview of the principal political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual phenomena in the history of the United States, from the "pre-Columbian" era to the present. In addition, this is a course in American civilization and, above all, a comparison and contrast of American intellectual/cultural "habits" with those of Europe and, in particular, with those of the Czech Republic. In this course an attempt is made to expose the foundations of American civilization and mentality--of ways in which Americans think about themselves and their relation to others and to the external reality or world around them. For the heuristic benefits to understanding and perspective thereby provided, the roots will be traced of American reactions to contemporary events in "mental habits" and "idea clusters" that have persisted over time in American culture--always with a sensitivity to the tendency toward potential over-generalization inherent in this approach. To this end, methodological and pedagogical emphasis in this course will be placed on close reading of the texts and on relating them to lecture material.

Course content
1) Radical Protestantism, freehold tenure, and entrepreneurial colonialism as foundational conditions for the American cultural paradigm1630-1730

2) Diversity of the British North American colonies; diffusion of radical Protestantism through the Great Awakenings, 1730-1830

3) Secession of the American colonies from the British Empire, 1763-83

4) The Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights; St-Jean de Crevecoeur, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington on the American cultural paradigm, preservation of political, social, and economic diversity, and subversion of cultural and political hegemony/authority, 1783-91

5) Federalists and Anti-Federalists (Democratic Republicans), 1787-1824

6) Westward expansion and democratization from the frontier; Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Alexis de Tocqueville on American mobility

7) Whigs and Democrats, 1824-1856
8) Slavery and the Civil War, 1660-1865
9) Reconstruction and Jim Crow, 1865-1970
10) The Republican Ascendancy, 1860-1933
11) The New Deal and Democratic Ascendancy, 1933-80; the Civil Rights campaign
12) The New Republican Ascendancy; religion and atheism as public policy issues
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: David Lee Robbins, Ph.D. (03.02.2016)

1) Radical Protestantism, freehold tenure, and entrepreneurial colonialism as foundational conditions for the American cultural paradigm1630-1730

2) Diversity of the British North American colonies; diffusion of radical Protestantism through the Great Awakenings, 1730-1830

3) Secession of the American colonies from the British Empire, 1763-83

4) The Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights; St-Jean de Crevecoeur, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington on the American cultural paradigm, preservation of political, social, and economic diversity, and subversion of cultural and political hegemony/authority, 1783-91

5) Federalists and Anti-Federalists (Democratic Republicans), 1787-1824

6) Westward expansion and democratization from the frontier; Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Alexis de Tocqueville on American mobility

7) Whigs and Democrats, 1824-1856

8) Slavery and the Civil War, 1660-1865

9) Reconstruction and Jim Crow, 1865-1970

10) The Republican Ascendancy, 1860-1933

11) The New Deal and Democratic Ascendancy, 1933-80; the Civil Rights campaign

12) The New Republican Ascendancy; religion and atheism as public policy issues

 

 

 
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