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124070 VO Culture, Society and the Media (2011W)

"The USA (and Indian Country)"

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

max. 150 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 13.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 20.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 03.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 10.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 24.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 01.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 15.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 12.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Thursday 19.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This survey lecture course sets out to provide the background in history, geography and demography ("race" and ethnicity) necessary for a deeper understanding of U.S.- American life and arts in a foreign-language-learning context. Special sessions will deal with the political, social and cultural realities of selected Native Americans/"Indian" tribes/nations and their (mis)representation in mainstream literature and film. We will also consider topical issues of the day - and all along the way, we will look at the many historical and ideological differences (and similarities) 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

A reader (and occasional handouts) will be provided.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126
Code/Modul: Diplom 403-405, BA07.1, EC Cultural and Regional Studies 1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4070

Last modified: We 09.09.2020 00:22