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070100 SE Seminar - Alexis de Tocqueville and American Democracy, 1815-1845 (2019S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Students who are registered for this class will not miss the first unit on March 7 - otherwise they will be signed off from the Seminar.

Thursday 07.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 21.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 28.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 04.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 11.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 02.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 09.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 23.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 06.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 13.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 27.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar will introduce students to Tocqueville's "Democracy in America", one of the most influential books ever written on American politics and culture by a European visitor. We will read and analyze Tocqueville's observations within the context and framework of the develoment of America's democracy at the time of the author's travels in 1831/32. - After successfully completing this seminar, students will have mastered important insights into Tocqueville's findings together with a better understanding of 19th century American democracy.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will select their topics for research, will present their findings in class, and will submit an essay (seminar paper). Attendance is required; students who miss more than two class units will not participate in this seminar any longer. - During class units in which students give their presentations (from May 16), the use of electronic devices (notebooks, tablets, i-phones, etc.) is not permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar will be taught in a highy interactive manner, and students are expected to participate in reading and discussing the texts and documents. - Grading: Discussion and assignments 25%, oral presentation 15%, seminar paper 60%.

Examination topics

Students will read, study, and analyze selected chapters from "Democracy in America" (volumes 1 and 2), as well as other books and articles related to the topic of the seminar. Classroom discussion will be held in English, and the seminar paper (essay) will be written in English.

Reading list

Bibliographical informations for Seminar topics will be regularly provided during the semester, mostly on an individual basis, and they are accessable via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Epoche: Neuzeit:
Aspekte/Räume: Globalgeschichte, Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung

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