Special Topics 5: Life and Death

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LAX060B05
Vaknaam Special Topics 5: Life and Death
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Special Topics 5: Life and Death
Leerdoelen -To articulate the relationship between contemporary perceptions of life and death issues in the U.S. and their historical precedents and legacies

-To present cogent and informed analyses of primary and secondary source material, orally and in writing

-To write well-argued essays that reflect interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to the course material

-To follow and analyze relevant topics
Omschrijving This seminar examines American laws, perspectives, histories, and cultures of life and death issues, such as abortion, gun violence, border deaths, natural disasters, the death penalty, and eugenics. We will examine a broad range of topics through film, music, poetry and prose, and multidisciplinary studies, emphasizing not just the either-or-ness of how such topics are often presented, but seeking unusual, conflicted, and changing perspectives on these topics.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm actieve participatie, wekelijkse opdrachten
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Co├Ârdinator dr. A.M. Martinez
Docent(en) dr. A.M. Martinez
Verplichte literatuur
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The majority of the reading material for this course will be available through the university library or online.
Entreevoorwaarden 80% Mandatory attendance in seminars.
Students are expected to participate actively in discussions during seminars and to duly carry out all assignments. This module can be taken as an elective. Major students take precedence.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester II b verplicht
Ba American Studies 2 semester II b keuzegroep