American History course announcements

1.

Nov 7, 2016

This semester, you will access most of your weekly reading assignments as well as all the other study materials electronically, via the internet. Your "coursebook" is called A Biography of America. This is in fact a telecourse -- video series and a web site in one designed by US university professors and produced by WGBH Boston and funded by Annenberg Media, U.S. Apart from all reading materials, the Biography of America website gives you the possibility to watch all the accompanying videos online, free of charge. Please follow the instructions to make full use of the website materials.

  1. To play videos: E.g. select chapter one The New World Encounters. Find Transcript and click the video icon (VoD).

2.

Nov 24, 2016

Next week (November 28th to 30th) we'll be doing topic 4 in our seminars -- Westward xpansion and Manifest Destiny. We'll be watching video entitled Gone West. Dowload the video worksheet and translate all the vocabulary required.

3.

Dec 8, 2016

In our last seminars -- on December 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016, we'll be looking at topic 11, From Isolationism to Hiroshima: WWII. Download the articles and underline the arguments in favour and against the use of atomic weapons in Japan, 1945. We'll be having a public debate.

4.

Dec 8, 2016

Tomorrow, December 9th, I'll be giving a substitute lecture in American history for the one that was cancelled today. This will take place at 8:15 in F313, Tajovskeho 40. I'll be dealing with topic 10 -- Depression and the New Deal.

5.

Dec 9, 2016

You can now register for one of the test dates in the AIS to take your US history test or to retake the whole course (i. e. a resit test comprising both the history of Britain and the US). Please note that there WILL NOT be any more test dates available. All the tests dates (i. e. Dec 20th, Jan 10th, Jan 17th and Jan 31st may be used as resit test dates. In other words, you DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT until January the 31st for a resit (opravný). If you're one of those who happen to have less than 15 points in your British history test (and have no bonus points for classroom participation) send me and email so that I can grade you as "Fx" in the AIS at your first attempt (= Fx v riadnom termíne). This will make it possible for you to sign up for one of the test dates for you second attempt (= opravný termín).