HENKE2205U Cancelled CANCELLED English - Free topic E: “Hail to the Chief” and “Good Morning Prime Minister!”

Volume 2022/2023





This course contains two interconnected parts. The first part looks at the development of the “American Presidency” within the American political system from inception to the present, but with emphasis on the Twentieth Century. In exploring how the presidency came to dominate federal politics in the US, the module relies on insights from political science and history. The second part considers British political, social and cultural history from the vantage points of the people in power and the public at large during the Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries. Materials from social, cultural and political history will be used in both parts.

Both parts of the course will run two hours a week weekly for fourteen weeks. Class learning elements include mini-lectures, discussions, workshops, and student presentations. This course expects active participation, meaning that you have read the required readings for the week concerned, reflected over them, and come to class primed to discuss them individually and collectively.

Course books: TBA, by availability.

This course only leads to exams Free Topic 1, Free Topic 2 and Free Topic 3.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 353,5
  • Total
  • 409,5
Continuous feedback during the course
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
Portfolio, A joint portfolio uploaded in digital exam: Deadline January 4th 2023
Type of assessment details
You are required to give two eight-minute presentations during the course (one for each part) and to send electronically your presentation PowerPoint, two (one for each part) five page essays/reports on your presentation topic including up to two pages of post-presentation reflection. Attendance, the presentations, and the summaries together will meet the pedagogical goals and the active participation requirements of this course. A week-long final assignment of 10 pages completes the course.
Exam registration requirements

This course only leads to exams Free Topic 1, Free Topic 2 and Free Topic 3.

Criteria for exam assesment