History of the United States 2 (Az Egyesült Államok történelme 2) in autumn 2017
Szabó Éva Eszter, Thu 08:30–10:00, R356, host: DAS (R306)
3-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-AME-221
description & set texts
Course description – History of the United States 2: The Constitution and US Government. This history course introduces students to the workings of American government. By examining the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in detail, the course explores the federal system, the three branches of power and the issues arising form their cooperation and conflict, and the political culture that has evolved in the United States. Reading List – Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Jerry Goldman. The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, c2011. [Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, és Jerry Goldman. Az amerikai demokrácia. Budapest: Osiris, 1996.]; Pious, Richard M. American Politics and Government. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1986; Frank, Tibor and Tamás Magyarics. Handouts for U.S. History. A Study Guide and Workbook. Budapest: Panem, 1999.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: regular attendance (mandatory); completion of the assigned readings, the mid-term and the final exams. Assessment: Final grades will be based on the combined results of the mid-term and the final written exams (50-50%). Both the mid-term and the final exams are going to be composed of identification questions and an essay based on the material of the seminars and the assigned readings.