Cultural history of the United States
|Course code module||FLWTLE0420|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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Competence in English and a marked curiosity about the United States
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
An understanding of the American political and legal system, along with insights into the country's ways of cultural expression.
3. Course content
Starting from more or less visible events in American society (9/11, the Enron scandal, the Supreme Court Decision about Guantanamo), this course will (often through the use of cultural expressions such as essays, novels and movies) deal with aspects of the American political and legal system.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
David Mauk and John Oakland, American Civilization: An Introduction (London: Routledge, Fourth Edition 2005)
7. Recommended reading - study material
Marc Carnes and John Garraty, The American Nation: A History of the United States. 11th Edition (New York: Longman, 2003). (Note: this book is expensive and not required!)
Professor available immediately after class and during office hour.
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