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120016 VO Culture, Society and the Media (2013W)

From Union to Homeland: The USA in the 21st Century

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

max. 450 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 16.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 23.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 30.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 06.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 13.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 20.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 27.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 04.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 11.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 18.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 08.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 15.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 22.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This survey lecture course sets out to provide the background in history, geography and population (immigration history and social identities, "race" and ethnicity) necessary for a deeper understanding of USAmerican life and arts in a foreign-language-learning context. Special sessions in the second half of the semester will deal with the country's political system (especially after 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security), USAmerican "imperialism" and global hegemony (at the time of posting this, the US Congress debates a punitive strike against Syria), and contemporary civil rights issues, with a focus on the main ethnic minority groups, Hispanics, African Americans/Blacks, Native Americans/Indians, and Asian Americans.
Along the way, we will look at some historical, cultural and ideological differences between the United States and Canada.

Assessment and permitted materials

This will be based on a final 90-minute written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course is designed to introduce students to the comparative and interdisciplinary study of U.S.-American culture(s).

Examination topics

Multi-media based lecture course (internet, audio and video presentations).

Reading list

Lecture materials will be posted on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BA 612, EC 125, EC 126 [UF Englisch: Freies Wahlfach]
Code/Modul: BA07.1, EC Cultural and Regional Studies 1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4070

Last modified: We 09.09.2020 00:22