552.040 (20S) American Culture: History and Society

Sommersemester 2020

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First appointment of the course
11.03.2020 12:00 - 13:30 HS 10 On Campus
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Overview

Lecturer
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENM01001UL
Course title german
American Culture: History and Society
Type
Lecture
Hours per Week
2.0
ECTS-credits
3.0
Registrations
95
Organisational Unit
Language of Instruction
English
possible language/s of the exam
English
Course begins on (set in LVOnline)
11.03.2020
eLearning
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Course Information

Learning Outcome

After successfully completing this lecture course, students will:

have a basic understanding of the main issues, themes, and topics of American social and cultural history

be familiar with dominant and alternative discourses in and of American history, society, and culture

be able to apply their knowledge of American history, society, and culture in their studies of American literary and media texts

Teaching methodology including the use of eLearning tools

The course is designed as a weekly lecture course.

Course overview

The course aims to trace the major issues, topics, and themes of American culture from the colonial period to the present day. We will start out with a closer look at some of the United States’ founding documents and formative myths, and then go on to explore how the nation’s treatment of women and various minority communities has changed over time. In this context, we will pay particular attention to African American and Native American histories as well as to the U.S.’s changing immigration policies. In the second part of the semester, we will turn our attention issues surrounding migration and urbanization, and to the culture and media industries that have shaped American society and politics over time, among them Hollywood film, television, music, sports, and other forms of mass entertainment. Given current political developments, the course will also take time to investigate the U.S. presidency and the nation’s relation to its international partners in a historical perspective.

Literature

All relevant literature will be made available on Moodle on a weekly basis.

Learning Outcome

After successfully completing this lecture course, students will:

have a basic understanding of the main issues, themes, and topics of American social and cultural history

be familiar with dominant and alternative discourses in and of American history, society, and culture

be able to apply their knowledge of American history, society, and culture in their studies of American literary and media texts

Teaching methodology including the use of eLearning tools

The course is designed as a weekly lecture course.

Course overview

The course aims to trace the major issues, topics, and themes of American culture from the colonial period to the present day. We will start out with a closer look at some of the United States’ founding documents and formative myths, and then go on to explore how the nation’s treatment of women and various minority communities has changed over time. In this context, we will pay particular attention to African American and Native American histories as well as to the U.S.’s changing immigration policies. In the second part of the semester, we will turn our attention issues surrounding migration and urbanization, and to the culture and media industries that have shaped American society and politics over time, among them Hollywood film, television, music, sports, and other forms of mass entertainment. Given current political developments, the course will also take time to investigate the U.S. presidency and the nation’s relation to its international partners in a historical perspective.

Literature

All relevant literature will be made available on Moodle on a weekly basis.

Exam information

Grading scheme

Grade / Grade grading scheme

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2) Teil der STEOP
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Compulsory subject)
      • ENM.001 British Culture – History and Society ODER American Culture – History and Society (STEOP) ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Compulsory subject)
      • ENM.001 British Culture – History and Society ODER American Culture – History and Society ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.1) Teil der STEOP
    • Fach: Anglophone Cultural History and Theory (Compulsory subject)
      • ENM.001 British Culture – History and Society ODER American Culture – History and Society (STEOP) ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2) Teil der STEOP
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (Compulsory subject)
      • 1.4 British or American Culture: History and Society ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3) Teil der STEOP
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (ab 11W) (Compulsory subject)
      • Cultures in Context ( 2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (Compulsory subject)
      • Cultures in Context ( 2.0h KU / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Equivalent Courses for counting the exam attempts

Sommersemester 2021
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 5.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)