Filozofická fakulta Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici

British History course announcements

     

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 Sep 16, 2019

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 22, 2019

After some confusion – to which I contributed myself, it’s time set the matters straight about  our mid-semester test. First of all, there’s going to be NO TEST this Thursday, October the 24th. Neither will there be one next week (October the 31st). I’m sorry about the confusion.

 

 

Of course, this is a joint British-American history course, which means that the mid-semester test (or TEST I) covers the whole of the history of Britain. TEST II (taken during the examination period) will cover the whole of American history. To finish off Britain’s history, we’ll cover three more topics: the Industrial Revolution (lecture), The Age of Liberalism (seminar) and the 20th century—WWI and interwar years (another seminar).

 

 

Finally, I’d like to bring all the six groups up-to-date so that we all do the same thing every week. This Thursday I’ll be lecturing on the Industrial Revolution. Next week’s seminars will be all devoted to The Age of Liberalism (Shama’s video on Queen Victoria—prepare the vocabulary). Probably no lecture on October the 31st (if the Dean’s leave is confirmed) . All seminars during the first week in November will concenrate on the 20th century and the interwar period (we’ll be looking at period photographs). November the 7th—test time!

     

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Nov 19, 2019 This is about your non-compulsory lecture reports. First of all, the format of the report is given and if you want to submit your report for assessment you have to adhere to it closely. You can find the link to the guidelines in the British history Written assignment section. Or just paste the following address into your browser:

https://www.ff.umb.sk/katedry/katedra-anglistiky-a-amerikanistiky/studium/denne-studium/phdr-roman-licko-phd/history-of-great-britain/written-assignment-10046.html

Second, I decided that your lecture reports should be handed in on paper, not via e-mail. You can submit them to me personally or through our departmental secretary. Dedline-December 14th, 2019. Reports send by regular post should be rubber-stamped with December 14th date at the latest.

1. Under university rules, you're entitled to TWO ATTEMPTS (in Slovak ' dva terminy') at having your academic achievement evaluated in a course.
2. In the case of Br and US history course the FIRST ATTEMPT ('riadny termin') consists of two parts -- TEST I (British history) and TEST II (US history). This is because the assessment in the first attempt is based on continuous assessment.
3. Sign up for one of the three TEST DATES in the AIS system to complete your course assessment in the first attempt. For most of you, this means taking TEST II in US history. Note that for some students there's no point in doing so (this is because they they have collected LESS than 25 points so far. In that case, register straight away in the AIS for your second attempt. Please note, that all the test dates in the AIS may be used as resit dates.)  
4. Your SECOND ATTEMPT is your second chance at having your course achievement assessed, should you fail your first attempt. This consists of a resit test, comprising BOTH histories -- that of Britain and the United States in one single test.  


 

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Dec 10, 2019

A SHORT REMINDER OF THE COURSE EXAMINATION RULES

 

1. Under university rules, you're entitled to TWO ATTEMPTS (in Slovak ' dva terminy') at having your academic achievement evaluated in a course.


2. In the case of Br and US history course the FIRST ATTEMPT ('riadny termin') consists of two parts -- TEST I (British history) and TEST II (US history). This is because the assessment in the first attempt is based on continuous assessment.


3. Sign up for one of the three TEST DATES in the AIS system to complete your course assessment in the first attempt. For most of you, this means taking TEST II in US history.

 
4. Your SECOND ATTEMPT is your second chance at having your course achievement assessed, should you fail your first attempt. This consists of a resit test, comprising BOTH histories -- that of Britain and the United States in one single test. 

 

Register for a test date now. Note that for some students there's no point in signing up for a first attempt test date. This is because they they have collected LESS than 25 points so far. In that case, register straight away in the AIS for your second attempt. Please note, that all the test dates in the AIS may be used as resit dates.)