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US History

2017/2018
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Обзор наиболее важных событий истории США в хронологическом порядке, представление персоналий и проблем, необходимых для дальнейшего углублённого изучения отдельных сюжетов. Обзор наиболее важных событий истории США в хронологическом порядке, представление персоналий и проблем, необходимых для дальнейшего углублённого изучения отдельных сюжетов
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main purpose of this course is the development and scientific communication in English on topical issues of US history. As part of the course, students should participate in discussions at seminars. I
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • acquaintance of students with political and social institutes of the USA in their historical evolution
  • study of the main periods of the development of the American economy
  • consideration of the most noticeable phenomena in the cultural and intellectual history of American society throughout the 17th - 20th centuries.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • English colonies in America: the types of Colonies and the purposes of colonization
  • A chronological overview of the Colonial period, 1565 – 1776
  • The Empire Crisis, 1763 – 1776, and the preconditions of the War for Independence
  • The War for Independence and the forming of the USA
  • The Confederation Period, 1781 – 1787. The preconditions of the constitutional reform in the U.S
  • The U.S. Constitution: Its creation and ratification, 1787 – 1790.
  • USA, Early Republic, 1791 – 1845.
  • The Mexican War, great annexations, and impending crisis in 9 2 2 5 the relations between North and South, 1846 – 1860.
  • Civil War, 1861 – 1865, from the Southern viewpoint
  • Civil War, 1861 – 1865, from the Northern viewpoint
  • The Reconstruction period, 1865 – 1877
  • “Guilded Age” («Позолоченный век»), 1877 – 1901
  • The age of reformism, 1901 – 1917.
  • U.S. in the WWI and post-war system of international relations
  • U.S. in the WWI and post-war system of international relations
  • “The Republican Twelve Years”, and “New Deal” («Новый Курс»).
  • The U.S. in the WWII
  • U.S. in the years 1945 -1973
  • An overview of the modern period (since 2001)
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class attendance and engagement
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.5 * Class attendance and engagement + 0.5 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Edwards, N. (2014). The Rough Guide to the USA. London: Rough Guides. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=712478

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Benzak, J., & Cook, S. (2009). The Rough Guide to the USA (Vol. 9th [updated] ed). London: Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=319896
  • Gray, C. S. (2017). What should the U.S. Army learn from history? : recovery from a strategy deficit / Colin S. Gray. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgpr&AN=edsgpr.001025066