Course: Background Studies

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Course title Background Studies
Course code KAJ/REAL2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Mountney Pierce
  • Anténe Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Obenausová Světlana, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Merz Lukáš, Mgr.
  • Gill Simon, MgA. M.A.
Course content
This course represents a continuation of the course REAL1 from the previous semester, and in it we will be dealing with the remaining historical, geographical as well as political topics. We will be looking into contemporary problems in their historical context. Students have access to an online Moodle course rich in different type of material. This two-semester course is concluded with an examination in summer term. The final exam test will based on all issues dealt with during our lessons, revision of history topics as well as basic facts from assigned reading.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic)
Learning outcomes
This course represents a continuation of the course REAL1 from the previous semester and in it we will deal with some topics related to life in the English-speaking countries in historical context.

Prerequisites
Ability to study and discuss in English.
KAJ/BCS1Q
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KAJ/REAL1
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KAJ/REA1Q

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance, Seminar Work

Punctual arrival and staying for the whole lesson. Active participation in all lessons. Completion of all classwork tasks. Timely completion of all homework tasks set. This two-semester course is concluded with an examination in the summer term. The test will based on all issues dealt with during our lessons in both terms.
Recommended literature
  • (2005). Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture. Harlow.
  • Campbell, N., Kean, A. (2006). American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture.. New York.
  • Crowther, J. (ed.). (1999). Oxford Guide to British and American Culture. Oxford.
  • CRYSTAL, D. (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge.
  • Peprník, J. (2004). Británie a USA. Ilustrované reálie.. Olomouc.
  • Storry, M., Childs, P. (2007). British Cultural Identities.. London.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Physical Culture English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Summer
Faculty of Education English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (BB14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Summer
Faculty of Education English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (BB15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Summer
Faculty of Education English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (BB14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Summer
Faculty of Education English with an Emphasis on Educational Aspects (BB15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Summer