Interdisciplinary Introduction to North American Studies (spring 17-18)
Specialization: course opened to all study programs
Warrantor: Gabriela Pleschová, PhD.
Instructor: Dr. Agnes Simon
Lecturing hours (weekly): 2
Credits: 3 ECTS
Date: Wednesday, 15:15-16:45
Working language: English
Aims of the course:
This course offers a broad introductory overview to North America with the goal of evoking interest in the subject among students. We are going to cover cultural, political, economic, philosophical, security, sociological, everyday and other issues. While we also reflect on historical developments, we do so to achieve our primary goal: learning about North America of present time. Often our approach will be comparative as we ponder how nationalism, patriotism, xenophobia, immigration, populism, disinformation is seen in North American and in Central Europe. For that purpose, the course will utilize a variety of learning tools and instruments that range from brief lectures, classroom discussions and interactive exercises to audiovisual material.
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