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160361 PS John F. Kennedy: The Man and the Myth (2010S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 16.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 23.03. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 13.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 20.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 27.04. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 04.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 11.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 18.05. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 01.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 08.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 15.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 22.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG
Tuesday 29.06. 18:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum A Berggasse 11 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He resided in the White House from 1961 to 1963 for approximately 1000 days, but in spite of his brief tenure of office he is still considered one of the most important chief executives in American history. Kennedy became an icon of popular culture during his lifetime and is still the focus of popular imagination and admiration. We shall discuss selected political issues of domestic and foreign policy with special attention to the changing assessments of the man and his achievements by scholars and laypersons. We will also discuss Kennedy's impact at home and abroad during his lifetime and beyond.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, assignments, short presentation, term paper (15 pages), final written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Andreas Etges, John F. Kennedy, München: dtv, 2003, Eur 10. Students are encouraged to purchase this book. More information on literature will be made available when the class meets for the first time.

Association in the course directory

Diplom: VL 141; BA M5

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