Course Title : American Studies
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
ELL 356-1 D 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description American Studies course serves to introduce students to the main phenomena of life and American culture as well as the impact on today`s globolized world. Assignment: Students will make presentation on one of the states in the USA.
Objectives To equip students with knowledge about the composition of the nation, American values and beliefs, regionalism against Americanization, the economy of the United States, urbanization of America, the legal system, minorities, political system, education, America's global role, religious beliefs, arts , sports, media, etc.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction; essay writing
2America’s Political Foundation
3Rock and Roll
4American Philosophy
5The American Dream
6Intercultural Relations
7Film
8Midterm exam
9America, Race, Civil Rights
10America at War
11Freedom of the Press
12Watergate
13Film
14Documentary
15Revew
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will be able to discuss the impact on American life of key historical and political events throughout the 20th century.
2Students will be able to identify the relationships between various trends in American popular culture from the turn of the 20th century to today.
3Students will be given the opportunity to compare and contrast American lifestyles and values to their own.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes120
Projects230
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade80
Contribution of final examination to overall grade20
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 2918
Midterms 122
Final examination 122
Other 2510
Total Work Load 122
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.88
ECTS 5

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