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The Special Relationship between the United States and Great Britain - JMM293
Anglický název: The Special Relationship between the United States and Great Britain
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/0, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (10)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
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Garant: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This M.A. seminar course seeks to encourage students to consider the nature of the relationship between the United States and Great Britain. How has it evolved? What are the prospects for the survival of the “special relationship”? The course is introductory in nature and the readings reflect this fact. All assigned readings will be sent to students via e-mail.

Cíl předmětu -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)

 

            PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

 

This M.A. seminar course seeks to encourage students to consider the nature of the relationship between the United States and Great Britain. How has it evolved? What are the prospects for the survival of the “special relationship”? The course is introductory in nature and the readings reflect this fact. All assigned readings will be sent to students via e-mail.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)

Each student will be awarded a final mark at the end of the semester, which will be determined by three factors:

Class participation 30%

Term paper 50%

Oral examination 20%

Grading is based on the Dean's Measure no. 20/2019: https://fsv.cuni.cz/deans-measure-no-20/2019

  • 91% and more   => A
  • 81-90%             => B
  • 71-80%             => C
  • 61-70%             => D
  • 51-60%             => E
  • 0-50%               => F
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)

TEXTS

 

Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, Manchester, 1997.

 

Dobson, Alan P. and Marsh, Steve, Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, Abingdon, UK, 2013.

 

 

 

Metody výuky -
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Barbora Navrátilová (30.09.2020)

Students will be expected to read the assigned materials. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the class will be taught online via ZOOM. Attendance in online class sessions and participation in class discussions are required and each student will be required to submit a term paper containing 10 to 15 double-spaced pages at the end of the semester. In order to avoid any problems, I will need to know term paper topics beforehand. During the first weeks of the course, we will agree as a group on the submission dates for the topics and the term papers themselves. If a student repeatedly fails to read the assigned materials and/or does not attend the course online regularly, I reserve the right not to accept his/her term paper at the end of the term. This translates into “No work, no credit.” 

 

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Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (23.09.2020)

The Special Relationship between the United States and Great Britain since the Second World War

 

 

Course number: JMM293, JTM259

 

Instructor: doc. PhDr. Francis D. Raška, PhD.

 

E-mail: francisraska@gmail.com  

 

Office hours: Tuesdays from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM and Wednesdays from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM online via e-mail or ZOOM due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

            PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

 

This M.A. seminar course seeks to encourage students to consider the nature of the relationship between the United States and Great Britain. How has it evolved? What are the prospects for the survival of the “special relationship”? The course is introductory in nature and the readings reflect this fact. All assigned readings will be sent to students via e-mail.

                        

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 

Each student will be awarded a final mark at the end of the semester, which will be determined by three factors:

                                                           Class participation 30%

                                                           Term paper 50%

                                                           Oral examination 20%

 

Grading is based on the Dean's Measure no. 20/2019: https://fsv.cuni.cz/deans-measure-no-20/2019

  • 91% and more   => A
  • 81-90%             => B
  • 71-80%             => C
  • 61-70%             => D
  • 51-60%             => E
  • 0-50%               => F

 

 

Students will be expected to read the assigned materials. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the class will be taught regularly online via ZOOM. Attendance in online class sessions and participation in class discussions are required and each student will be required to submit a term paper containing 10 to 15 double-spaced pages at the end of the semester. In order to avoid any problems, I will need to know term paper topics beforehand. During the first weeks of the course, we will agree as a group on the submission dates for the topics and the term papers themselves. If a student repeatedly fails to read the assigned materials and/or does not attend the course online regularly, I reserve the right not to accept his/her term paper at the end of the term. This translates into “No work, no credit.” Past experience has taught me that, largely on account of other university requirements and responsibilities, students need help with time management and guidance in their work. Therefore, I have decided upon several courses of action. First, I will insist that students let me know how they are getting on with their work throughout the course of the semester. Second, some time will be spent during the first session(s) discussing what is expected in a term paper. Third, all students can expect to be examined orally on the topic of their term paper at the end of the term. Questions asked during individual examination sessions may involve the given term paper topic as well as the research methods employed. The utlilization of others’ ideas must be cited. Failure to cite the words and/or ideas of others constitutes plagiarism. The Faculty of Social Sciences has very severe penalties for plagiarism, including expulsion. I ask each of you to be very careful and make sure that you cite all sources consulted. It is in your interest. Finally, I would like to stress that, in order for the course to be a success, we need to work together as a group of dedicated, mature scholars whose members communicate constructively with one another. Let the festival of learning begin!

 

TEXTS

 

Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, Manchester, 1997.

 

Dobson, Alan P. and Marsh, Steve, Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, Abingdon, UK, 2013.

 

COURSE TOPICS AND ASSIGNED READINGS

 

Documentary History of the “Special Relationship”

 

Readings:

 

1.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 18-37.

2.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 38-67.

3.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 68-117.

4.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 118-167.

5.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 168-196.

6.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 197-222.

7.     Baylis, John, Anglo-American Relations since 1939, pp. 223-252.

 

Various Aspects of the “Special Relationship”

 

Readings:

 

8.     Dobson, Alan P. and Marsh, Steve (eds.), Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, pp. 52-104.

9.     Dobson, Alan P. and Marsh, Steve (eds.), Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, pp. 105-153.

10.  Dobson, Alan P. and Marsh, Steve (eds.), Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, pp. 179-240.

11.  Dobson, Alan P. and Marsh, Steve (eds.), Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, pp. 241-273.

 

 

 

 
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