552.285 (20S) Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture

Sommersemester 2020

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Erster Termin der LV
09.03.2020 12:00 - 14:00 , N.0.43
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Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENM03002UL
LV-Titel englisch
Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
10 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
09.03.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

Attendance of first session compulsory!

Seniorstudium Liberale
Ja

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

This course will give students an overview of the historical and cultural relations between the two North American nations, Canada and the US. They will form an understanding how from shared and similar origins, these two settler societies diverged considerably in both political and cultural terms, starting with the American War of Independence. Similarities and differences, commonalities and specificities will be taken into consideration, and students will be familiarized with a body of texts that have dealt with this special but precarious relationship over the centuries.

Lehrmethodik

Reading of both secondary and primary texts and open discussion of these texts in class; presentations on student-selected, relevant texts, including student-moderated Q&A session and plenary analysis of a textual example; PS-paper.

Inhalt/e

Canadian and US history; cultural stereotypes; political and cultural relations; relevant cultural artefacts

Literatur

Students are required to read Margaret Atwood's Surfacing (1979) as part of this course.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

The final grade is an aggregate of...

  • 20% Active participation in class: Come prepared, read the required texts, do any additional research if necessary; think critically, and contribute to discussions and analyses.
  • 30% Presentation (45min): Introduce a text and analyse it for its representation of Canada-US relationships (30min), do a Q&A (15min), and moderate a plenary, in-depth discussion of one example passage; write-up of the presentation and any issues brought up during the Q&A and the analysis in a short academic paper to be uploaded on Moodle no later than two weeks after the presentation (pdf, 1000 words).
  • 50% PS-paper (2000 words): Academic paper presenting an in-depth critique of a text of your choice or a comparative study of several texts regarding Canada-US relations, OR a theoretical argument about historical and/or cultural aspects of that relationship, to be uploaded on Moodle and handed in as printed copy no later than July 12, 2020, 23:55 (pdf, 2000 words).

Prüfungsinhalt/e

See above.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Quantity and quality of task fulfillment; quantity and quality of theoretical literature used; choice of primary text, quality of analysis, and quality of application of theoretical concepts and terminology.

If a student fails one pillar of assessment (participation, presentation, or paper), they fail the entire proseminar!

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Pflichtfach)
      • ENM.003 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Linguistic Basis (Pflichtfach)
        • Cultures in Close-Up B ( 1.0h PS / 2.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grundstudium Culture (Pflichtfach)
      • 6.2 Topics in American Cultural Studies ( 0.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Culture (ab 11W)
        • Topics in Culture ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Culture
        • Topics in Culture ( 2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.285 Topics in American Cultural Studies: The Other America – Canada-US Relations in History and Culture (2.0h PS / 5.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen

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