Anglo-American contemporary challenges in a historical perspective
Included in Study
Bachelor's Programme in English
Language of instruction
Knowledge: Upon completion of the course the student will have
knowledge of ways of life, contemporary challenges, and cultural expressions in the United States and Britain in a historical perspective
knowledge of aspects of politics in the United States and Britain, contemporary history, development in the Commonwealth of Nations and in American and British society
knowledge of historical and cultural forms of expression through a comparative analysis of relevant primary texts
knowledge of appropriate academic text production and use of sources
Skills: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to
give an account of aspects of and the development of American and British contemporary history
give an account of norms, ways of life, society, and aspects of politics in modern American and Britain
critically evaluate primary sources and other relevant texts on American and British history and contemporary society
write own texts based on academic standards of source referencing
The course explores knowledge of culture and contemporary history in the United States and Britain in a global and historical perspective. It provides enhanced insight into the modern society of these countries and the way history and culture have shaped these societies. The course focuses on analyzing historical and cultural processes through texts of various genres. The aim is to obtain better cultural understanding through exploration and analysis of a diversity of texts and issues.
Lectures and seminars. There is an 80 % mandatory participation in seminars. Praxis for teacher training students. Active participation on a weekly basis is expected. Instruction is in English. The amount of time set aside for working on the course is ca. 270 hours.
80 % compulsory attendance in the seminars. Practice for the teacher students and one compulsory writing assignment for other students must be assessed as a Pass. Further work requirements will be specified at the beginning of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam. Graded A-F.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes, if there are places available.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module