HENB01101U English - Elective 2, topic 1: Contemporary American Society: Issues and Preoccupations

Volume 2015/2016

Contemporary American Society: Issues and Preoccupations explores American society in 2015. As the new administration settles in, this course will explore and ascertain which issues are preoccupying Americans today. The seminar offers examinations and explanations of the major issues facing American society, notably the role of race, class, and gender in contemporary America. The course will also address where American security starts and finishes in an age of instability; whether the nation is as polarized as some commentators have claimed; the consequences of mass migration; the salience of religion; technology and changing media; and the economic effects of regionalization and globalization. This course is intended as a bridge between elementary (MEW) and Master’s level (OB) courses in American history and society, and as a support to bachelor projects in society and social studies topics.

Required Readings (three):

  • Contemporary America fourth edition
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Electronic texts posted on course site, internet readings.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 162,75
  • Total
  • 204,75
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment