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History and Culture of the USA

Academic Year
Instruction in Russian
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
School of Literature and Intercultural Communication
Course type:
Elective course
1 year, 1, 2 module


Программа дисциплины


In the course of mastering the discipline of US History and Culture students will learn about the most prominent personalities and ideas that influenced American values, beliefs and myths in a historical perspective. In addition, students will master the skills of working with different types of sources on US history and culture (historical, literary, artistic and related to popular culture), will learn to analyze the origins and development of major American institutions and values.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • Mastering linguistic and cultural competence of students by familiarizing them with the history, geographical location, features of social and political life, culture, traditions and customs of the United States of America.
Планируемые результаты обучения

Планируемые результаты обучения

  • Develop skills of reading techniques for understanding articles on general, academic and professional topics
  • Obtain additional sophisticated knowledge in the sphere of culture studies, history and intercultural communication
  • Get the skills to find, select and give a brief analysis of the useful data, and present a fully developed argumentation- oral ( discussions\reports) and written
  • Improve strategies of speaking on professional topics, enhance presentation skills
  • Work effectively with authentic audible or written materials
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • 1. Geography, population
  • 2. Politics
  • 3. Discovery of America
  • 4. War of Independence
  • 5. Civil War. Slavery. Golden Rush
  • 6. America in the XXth century
  • 7. American English
  • 8. American customs
  • 9. American media
  • 10. American national cultural world
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • неблокирующий Test on lectures
    Тест состоит из 10 вопросов по материалам лекций и семинаров. 1 полностью верный ответ вопрос – 1 балл. Наполовину правильные ответы не засчитываются.
  • неблокирующий Seminar results
    Reports, seminar answers, tests
  • неблокирующий Project
    Final project on important American events or historical figures
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • 2023/2024 учебный год 2 модуль
    0.3 * Project + 0.25 * Seminar results + 0.25 * Seminar results + 0.2 * Test on lectures
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • A Few Lessons from American History: Reader for Students of English . — Москва : СТАТУТ, 2014. — 80 с. — ISBN 978-5-8354-1011-8. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/61518 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.
  • Albin Beqiri. (2019). American Literature throughout Its History. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2550204
  • ARNOLD-FORSTER, T. (2020). New Histories of American Newspapers. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0018246x20000102
  • Drolet, J.-F., & Dunkerley, J. (2017). American Foreign Policy : Studies in Intellectual History. [N.p.]: Manchester University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1586058
  • Fenster, M. (2008). Conspiracy Theories : Secrecy and Power in American Culture (Vol. Rev. and updated ed). Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=267842
  • Hastedt, G. P. (2018). American Foreign Policy : Past, Present, and Future (Vol. Eleventh edition). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1463101
  • John E. O’Connor, & Martin A. Jackson. (2016). American History/American Film : Interpreting the Hollywood Image. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Laccetti, J. N., & Kissinger, H. A. (2018). American Foreign Policy. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.EB7F024E
  • Leonie Huddy, & Nadia Khatib. (2007). American Patriotism, National Identity, and Political Involvement. American Journal of Political Science, (1), 63. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5907.2007.00237.x
  • Palmadessa, A. L. (2019). Cold War: Global Impact and Lessons Learned. New York: Nova. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2156015
  • Phillips, K. R. (2005). Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture : Horror Films and American Culture. Westport, Conn: Praeger. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=299697
  • Sara Lorenzini. (2019). Global Development : A Cold War History. Princeton University Press.
  • Sulaiman, M., & Yuliani, S. (2017). A Contrastive Analysis between British and American Varieties: A Case-Study of English Accents. https://doi.org/10.26638/470.203X
  • Talalakina, E. V. Academic Skills through Cases in American Studies / E. V. Talalakina, I. V. Yakusheva. — Москва : Высшая школа экономики, 2011. — 144 с. — ISBN 978-5-7598-0919-7. — Текст : электронный // Лань : электронно-библиотечная система. — URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/65968 (дата обращения: 00.00.0000). — Режим доступа: для авториз. пользователей.
  • Tony Shaw, & Denise J. Youngblood. (2014). Cinematic Cold War : The American and Soviet Struggle for Hearts and Minds. [N.p.]: University Press of Kansas. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2107963
  • Wyatt, David. Secret Histories : Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Andersson, I. (2005). American political rhetoric : a study of selected speeches by George W. Bush. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.AFBBD05
  • Fishback, P. V. M. (2007). Government and the American Economy : A New History. University of Chicago Press.
  • Jacobs, J. (1992). The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Vintage. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1280725
  • Schaefer, R. M., & Lawler, P. A. (2016). American Political Rhetoric : Essential Speeches and Writings (Vol. Seventh edition). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1084361