British History course announcements



 Sep 20, 2017



For the second consecutive academic year now, the first year students have both history of Britain and the United States combined in one-semester course. This was not the case before. Partly for this reason and partly because I think the two histories are two separate subjects, I've have retained and updated two separate websites, one for British and one for American history. 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 all the topics in my lectures. 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, outside the class. Please check the Seminar preparation sections to see what topics are to be covered in class and what needs to be revised as self-study. You're also advised to keep your eye on this page (and on the US History Announcement section in the second half of the semester) to be informed of any important announcements, including the upcomming taste dates, cancelled classes, etc.



Oct 24, 2017

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 Monday, November the 6th 2017, during our regular lecture time - between 14:35 and 15:15, but in a different room. It will take place in Aula Beliana (T40 Faul). Please note that this 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. 



Jan 24, 2018

The very last test date will take place on Tuesday, January the 30th. Please note that there will be NO MORE test dates this examination term. The fourth test date will take place at 10 o'clock, in room F313, Tajovského 40. Sign up in the AIS. If you want to take a resit (British and US history in one test) and you have not taken TEST II (US history) write me an email so that I can enter "Fx" in the AIS for your first attempt (riadny termín). Without it you can't register for a second attempt (opravný termín). If, for any reason, you experience any trouble registering or communicating with me and you want to take a test on the 30th, come anyway!