Theories of Culture II: Politic. Theory

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LAX045B05
Vaknaam Theories of Culture II: Politic. Theory
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Theories of Culture II: Political Theory
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
- demonstrate introductory-level knowledge of theories and theorists germane to the study of American political life covered in this course.
- demonstrate alongside their understanding of the main content of the theoretical perspectives covered in the course an adequate sense of the historical contexts out of which those perspectives arose.
- articulate some of the ways such theoretical perspectives might inform interpretations of American politics and political life, both in the contemporary period or in earlier historical eras.
- write a theoretically-informed, well-argued essay that displays a basic understanding of both the political theories covered in the course and their relation to past and present political debates in the United States.
Omschrijving This course introduces students to a range of political theories relevant to the study and analysis of American political life. Theorists and thinkers we will study may include: John Locke, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, John Dewey, and Hannah Arendt.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
(2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm essay, tentamen
Vaksoort bachelor jr 2
Coördinator Dr. K.S. Roberts
Docent(en) K.E. Hopen ,Dr. T. Jelfs , J.A. Müller, MA.
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.
Opmerkingen 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 a keuze
BSc International Business/IB  (minor American Studies for IB) 3 semester I a verplicht
Ba American Studies 2 semester I a verplicht
Facultaire Minor American Studies  (U.S. Political Culture) 3 semester I a verplicht
Facultaire Minor American Studies  (U.S. History) 3 semester I a verplicht
Facultaire Minor American Studies  (Critical Theory) 3 semester I a verplicht