• Az Egyesült Államok története c.előadás két félévre lebontva követi nyomon az észak-amerikai kontinens benépesülésétől az Egyesült Államok világhatalmi szerepének 21. századi átértékelődéséig zajló bel- és külpolitikai folyamatokat. Különleges figyelmet fordítunk a az amerikai nemzetépítés kulcsdokumentumainak elemzésére (pl. a függetlenségi nyilatkozat, az 1787-es alkotmány, George Washington búcsúbeszéde, a Monroe-doktrína, Abraham Lincoln gettysburgi beszéde); a polgárháború és az azt követő rekonstrukciós időszak alkotmányjogi, gazdasági és polgárjogi vetületeire; az imperialista terület- és piacszerzési törekvésekre a XIX. sz. utolsó harmadában; az első világháborús szerepvállalás rövid- és középtávú következményeire; a második világháború és a hidegháború hatásaira; valamint a bi-(és tri-)poláris világrend átalakulásával kapcsolatos, mai kihívásokra.

  • The principal aim of the course is to acquaint students with the brief history of language policy (LP) as a separate subfield of sociolinguistics; introduce its main concerns (especially in the United States), research directions and selected methods. By the end of the course students will have completed a methodologically sound research paper on a given topic.
  • The aim of the course is to complement the American history, culture, and civilization lectures and seminars, and/or to prepare students for further American studies by providing a deeper insight into trends, events, and policies that make headlines in the United States today.


  • The aim of the course is to complement the American history, culture, and civilization lectures and seminars, and/or to prepare students for further American studies by providing additional insight into the most current trends, events, and policies that make headlines in English-speaking countries.

    This particular seminar focuses on current U.S. cultural and political developments by following the weekly schedule of “NPR” (National Public Radio). The selected programs are discussed and commented upon by the students, thus contributing to vocabulary building in specific areas from business to education and politics, while at the same time strengthening especially the listening and speaking skills.

  • The principal aim of the lecture is to explore the factors behind the global spread of English by reviewing the relevant literature ranging from the “triumphalist” interpretations concerning the status achievement of World English(es) to the more critical approaches which stress the covert and sinister forces of linguistic imperialism working beneath the surface.
  • The aim of the lecture is to explore the theoretical foundations and evolving concepts of bilingual education policies, and analyze the ways how these developments are (not) implemented in the United States.
  • The principal aim of the course is to acquaint students with the brief history language policy (LP) as a separate subfield of sociolinguistics; its main concerns, research directions and selected methods. Special attention will be given to the language policies of the European Union, the United Kingdom and those of the United States. Finally, the possible linguistic developments of the post-Brexit Anglosphere are also discussed.

  • The aim of the course is to deepen the students’ understanding of historical events, developments, and tendencies that were briefly discussed during the previous semesters as part of the U.S. History, Culture and Civilization courses. Now selected primary sources and landmark documents are focused on, ranging from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the Voting Rights Amendments of 1975. Special attention is granted to those sources that are widely considered to be the most important pillars of the “American Creed”.

  • The aim of this course is to focus on various aspects of American history and culture partly by following the topics covered in the lectures, and partly by giving due attention to other decisive issues in the history and foreign policy of the United States. As a basis of further discussion, students will be assigned app. 25-30 pages to read and several short videos/radio programs to watch/listen to before each seminar. They will be asked to express their opinion on these topics in the form of short presentations and discussions.

    Students will also be required to make their own multimedia project on a selected historical issue, and there are 2 tests to be expected during the semester.