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Year 2019  School School of Culture, Media and Society
Course Title
History of American Culture (TCS Advanced Seminar)

Instructor CHAN, Edward K.
Term/Day/Period spring quarter  01:Tues.5/02:Fri.6
Category Advanced Seminars (TCS) Eligible Year 2nd year and above Credits 2
Classroom 01:32-225/02:32-225 Campus Toyama
Course Key 2331513004 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code ARSF281S
First Academic disciplines Area Studies
Second Academic disciplines North American Studies
Third Academic disciplines Others
Level Intermediate, developmental and applicative Types of lesson Seminar

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2019/03/05 16:52:50

Course Outline  This course will provide a survey of American cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century, including the beginning of the twenty-first century. We will try to understand the historical, social, economic, political, and artistic forces that shaped American culture during the second half of the twentieth century. The course will be conducted entirely in English, and students should be prepared to speak in English each week.
Objectives  Students will learn about significant events, people, and trends that occurred in the United States during the twentieth century. Students will also develop their English-language reading, writing, listening, and discussion skills.
before/after course of study  There will be short, weekly, online reading assignments. Students will also produce a group presentation.
Course Schedule  (subject to change)
 1  Course introduction
 2  1950s lecture
 3  Student presentations
 4  1960s lecture
 5  Student presentations
 6  1970s lecture
 7  Student presentations
 8  Exam 1
 9  1980s lecture
 10  Student presentations
 11  1990s lecture
 12  Student presentations
 13  2000s lecture
 14  Student presentations
 15  Exam 2
Textbooks  Free online textbook:
Evaluation  Two exams  60%
 Presentation  20%
 Participation/In-class activities  20%
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