Course Title : American History and Culture
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
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Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
ELL 312-1 B 6 4 0 0 4.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This subject informs the students about the most important periods of the history of the USA as well as their impact in the development of culture.
Objectives Provide the students with essential knowledge on the most important moments of the history of the United States of America – Enable the informing of the students regarding data from the pre European period of the history of the North American continent, to the present days. Special attention will be given to the emergence of colonial societies and launching the New Republic.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Native Peoples of America, to 1500
2 The Emergence of Colonial Societies, 1625–1700
3The Bonds of Empire, 1660–1750
4Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood, 1776–1788
5Launching the New Republic,1788–1800
6The Transformation of American Society, 1815–1840
7Technology, Culture, and Everyday Life, 1840–1860
8Midterm exam
9Immigration, Expansion, and Sectional Conflict, 1840–1848
10The Transformation of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860–1900
11Immigration, Urbanization, and Everyday Life, 1860–1900
12Politics and Expansion in an Industrializing Age, 1877–1900
13The Cold War Abroad and at Home,1945–1952
14Global Dangers, Global Challenges, 2001 to the Present
15Revision
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Knowledge and analysis on the wars in USA
2Understand and analyze the elements of the USA as an international superpower
3Evaluate the history in function of the development of culture
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms125
Quizzes115
Projects120
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 100
Midterms 188
Final examination 11212
Other 000
Total Work Load 126
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.04
ECTS 5

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