British History course announcements

     

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 Sep 17, 2018

BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION:

 

History of Britain and history of the United States have been joined together in one course (and one semester!). Since it used to be two separate courses and also because I think they are two separate subjects the online content for this course is divided into two separate websites. Here're the links to both histories:

 

1. History of Great Britain

2. History of the United States

 

We will make our way through all topics in British and American history in the following fashion. The first SIX weeks will be devoted to the history of Britain. This will be followed by TEST I in week 7 or 8 covering all the topics in British history. Then, the remaining SIX weeks of the semester will focus on American history. After that I'm going to give TEST II on American history covering all the topics in the history of that country. The syllabi (i. e. specific topics to be revised) are to be found here: British history syllabus and here: US history syllabus. Please note that there are 12 topics to be covered in each country's history. I'll do my best to cover as many topics in my lectures as possible. The number seminars devoted to history of Britain, however, is only 6 and the same applies to American history. That means that we'll be doing some topics in seminars, while the rest of them will have to be studied on your own, as self-study. Please check the Seminar preparation sections to see what topics are to be covered IN CLASS and what needs to be revised as SEFL-STUDY. You're also advised to keep your eye on this page (and then on the US History Announcement after we've switched to U.S. history) to be informed of any important announcements, including the upcomming taste dates, cancelled classes, etc.

     

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Oct 23, 2018

Test I, covering all the 12 topics in British History (from Prehistoric Britain to and including 20th Century: World War II to Fall of Empire), will be given on Tuesday, November the 6th 2018, during our regular lecture time - between 10:40 and 11:20, room F313. Please note that TEST I is is a compulsory test date - i. e. everybody has to attend. Make sure that you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes in advance so that we can start as soon as possible. 

     

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 Oct 29, 2018

Since we have not had enough time to do everything in our seminars as planned, I decided to take off some of the test questions (open-ended questions) from your revision list (i. e. they won't appear in the test and you don't have to revise for them). The following questions (see lecture worksheets) are off: Topic 11 (WWI & Interwar Years) -- Questions 3 and 4; Topic 12 (WWII & Welfare State) -- again Questions 3, 4.