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Cursus: LET-ETCAMB212
LET-ETCAMB212
Research Seminar: Identity and Cultural Diversity
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusLET-ETCAMB212
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Letteren; Engelse taal en cultuur;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. L.M. De Vos
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. L.M. De Vos
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. L.M. De Vos
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. L.M. De Vos
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
PER 3-PER 4  (29-01-2024 t/m 01-09-2024)
Aanvangsblok
PER 3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
At the end of this course the student will have:
  • Clear insight into the social constructions, causes and consequences of race, and the way it played out in the histories of Native American, African-American and immigrant peoples.
  • The ability to study American Identity(s) and diversity through the lens of cultural forms and expressions.
  • The ability to study history by delving into, and critically analyzing, a range of primary sources, and link their knowledge to developments in the present.
  • The ability to craft a thesis driven paper that draws from original research and engages scholarly literature and debates.
Inhoud
This research seminar studies identity and cultural diversity in the United States after the American Civil War. Students make connections between past and present throughout the term. Readings and discussions explore social constructions of categories like race, gender, and disability, by exploring topics that range from crime and punishment to leisure. We do this by engaging with critical literature and analyzing sources ranging from letters and autobiography, to works of fiction and Hollywood film. Our analyses help us get a sense of the experiences of different peoples in what we call the United States, and what brings them to recognize themselves as a community and struggle for their rights. They include African-Americans and Native-Americans and “strangers” from different shores, like the Chinese and the Irish.  Race, at the center of American life and identity, is also at the heart of the class. The question “What is an American,” and related notions of inclusion and exclusion, steers the course. Students explore the various answers to this classic question in their research paper, where they study a topic of interest and choice. In order to prepare for this research paper, the weekly assignments ask the students to engage with the materials in ways that practice different aspects of the research and writing process, and students will also do a group research presentation. 
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie

Bijzonderheden

Verplicht materiaal
Artikelen
all materials will be provided or linked on Brightspace
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Werkgroep
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Participation
Weging50
ToetsvormDeelname
GelegenhedenBlok PER 4

Minimum cijfer
5,5

Werkstuk
Weging50
ToetsvormWerkstuk
GelegenhedenBlok PER 4, Blok PER 4

Minimum cijfer
5,5

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