As for the master's programme. In addition EN-410 and EN-411 or the equivalent must have been successfully completed or must be taken in the same semester.
Upon the completion of this course, the student will
be able to account for the historical roots of conspiracy thinking and discuss these in terms of literature, film, TV and popular music
have an understanding of the interrelationship between historical events, popular perceptions, media treatment and literary expression, and sceoticism to government and other organizations
be able to explain some of the satiric dynamics that are in play with diverse conspiracy literatures
Since the American Revolution, American popular political thought has demonstrated a tendency toward paranoia and belief in conspiracies. This course examines this aspect of American identity via popular and canonical literary works, with emphasis on literature after the Second World War.
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A compulsory essay written under supervision must be assessed as a Pass. An oral presentation of an assigned topic must be assessed as a Pass.
Two-week individual home exam. Graded assessment.
The study programme manager, 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.