552.040 (24S) STEOP/BA & UF: American Culture: History and Society

Sommersemester 2024

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First course session
06.03.2024 11:45 - 13:15 HS 3 On Campus
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Overview

Lecturer
Tutor/Tutors
LV Nummer Südostverbund ENM01001UL
Course title german STEOP/BA & UF: American Culture: History and Society
Type Lecture
Course model Blended learning course
Online proportion 50%
Hours per Week 2.0
ECTS credits 3.0
Registrations 69
Organisational unit
Language of instruction Englisch
possible language(s) of the assessment English
Course begins on 06.03.2024
eLearning Go to Moodle course
University entrance qualification examination Yes

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Course Information

Intended learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will

  • have a basic understanding of major issues, themes, and discourses of American cultural history
  • be familiar with basic meanings of race, class, and gender in a U.S. context
  • have a basic knowledge of American media industries
  • be prepared for the further study of American culture

Teaching methodology including the use of eLearning tools

Lecture; occasionally short in-class discussions of selected material; final exam.

The course is designed as a blended class and will be partially taught online in an asynchronous mode with all materials -- including voice recordings  -- provided on Moodle also in weeks in which the lecture is taught in person. 

Course content

The lecture introduces students to major issues, themes, and discourses of American cultural history, as well as to some of the key concepts academic scholarship brings to analyzing this history. Instead of covering American history in a strictly chronological fashion, the course aims to convey a basic understanding of U.S. culture and society through interconnected thematic units which will help us explore the transformative meanings of major events in American history and the roles of democracy, republicanism, religion, immigration, urbanization and media culture in American society. 

Literature

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

Examination information

Im Fall von online durchgeführten Prüfungen sind die Standards zu beachten, die die technischen Geräte der Studierenden erfüllen müssen, um an diesen Prüfungen teilnehmen zu können.

Examination methodology

Final exam

  • written
  • 90 minutes
  • without materials

There will be four sittings of the exam. Dates TBA in class & via Moodle.

Students MUST REGISTER for the exam on ZEUS!

Examination topic(s)

Exam consists of

  • 10 multiple-choice questions
  • 5 open-answer questions

Only “Central Questions & Concerns” (as found on the slides on Moodle) relevant for the exam.

Assessment criteria / Standards of assessment for examinations

 Participants need 51/100 points to pass the exam.

Grading scheme

Grade / Grade grading scheme

Position in the curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2) part of STEOP (Introductory & Orientation Period)
    • Subject: 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 STEOP/BA & UF: 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)
    • Subject: 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 STEOP/BA & UF: 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.2) part of STEOP (Introductory & Orientation Period)
    • Subject: 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 STEOP/BA & UF: American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Extension programme (UG §54a) Encounters in English (SKZ: 020, Version: 23W.1)
    • Subject: Stage One (Compulsory subject)
      • Module: Electives
        • 1.4 American Culture: History and Society ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.040 STEOP/BA & UF: 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.3) part of STEOP (Introductory & Orientation Period)
    • Subject: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (Compulsory subject)
      • 1.4 British or American Culture: History and Society ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.040 STEOP/BA & UF: American Culture: History and Society (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Equivalent courses for counting the examination attempts

Sommersemester 2023
  • 552.040 VO STEOP/BA & UF: American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2022
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2021
  • 552.040 VO American Culture: History and Society (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2020
  • 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)