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

Course content

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.

Education

Engelsk

Course books: TBA, by availability.

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

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
15 ECTS
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.
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 353,5
  • English
  • 409,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HENKE2205U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Schedulegroup
See schedule
Studyboard
Study board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinators
  • Joseph Goddard   (7-6a726767647567436b7870316e7831676e)
  • Peter Leese   (5-756e6e7c6e49717e7637747e376d74)
Saved on the 19-04-2022

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