The Americas IIIb

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LAX049B05
Vaknaam The Americas IIIb
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam The Americas IIIb
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to:
a. demonstrate a solid understanding of some of the key events, developments, as well as political, economic, and cultural interrelationships and interdependencies in the Americas during the eighteenth century 

b. show an awareness of the major voices and movements in early American social and cultural life 

c. analyze the conditions that shaped early American culture and its institutions

d. analyze and interpret historiographical and literary sources as well as cultural artifacts 

e. evaluate critically central events and developments in the Americas from a variety of disciplinary angles (cultural studies, history, literature, popular culture, visual arts, music, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics) and a wide range of internal (racial, ethnic, gendered, classed) as well as external (non-US) perspectives

f. demonstrate an understanding of some of the central tools, methods, and approaches of American Studies
g. make constructive contributions to class discussions and engage critically with relevant material under exam conditions

Omschrijving This module is the second part of a course that offers an interdisciplinary introduction to cultural, historical, political, social, and economic developments in the Americas roughly between 1500 and 1800, with our principal focus on the regions that would later become part of the United States. Our investigations will be cast within an Atlantic framework: that is, they will consider how the European settlement of the Americas and the creation of the United States and is pluralistic, heterogeneous culture were in constant interaction with the economic, dynastic, statist, and cultural developments of those people who lived in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. We will use this perspective to trace the settlement of and cultural developments in the Americas from the late fifteenth century to the forging of the United States in the late eighteenth. The course is designed to provide an introduction to early American political, social and cultural history, and to provide a framework for synthesizing knowledge of the Americas within broader world-historical developments.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm opdrachten, tentamen
(Discussion Statements and Final Exam)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator prof. dr. L.C. Bieger
Docent(en) prof. dr. L.C. Bieger , K.E. Hopen
Entreevoorwaarden Toegang tot het tweede jaar, d.w.z. minimaal 45 ECTS behaald uit de propedeuse van de BA American Studies. NB: Voor het collegejaar 2021-2022 geldt een norm van minimaal 35 ECTS.
The Americas I (A and B) OR
The Americas II (A and B)
Opmerkingen Mandatory Background Reading: John M. Murrin et al., eds. Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People. Wadsworth Publishing. Concise 5th Edition (2007/2011).
80% mandatory attendance.
Students are expected to participate actively in discussions during seminars and to duly carry out all assignments.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester I b keuze
BSc International Business/IB  (minor American Studies for IB) 3 semester I b verplicht
Ba American Studies 2 semester I b verplicht
Facultaire Minor American Studies  (U.S. History) 3 semester I b verplicht