Global America (AMST1001)


Why does America have so much influence globally? What is the nature of this influence? And what are the consequences of this influence? What are the nature and consequences of the influence of the rest of the world on America? Why given America┬┐s global influence, and globalisation in general, does America remain such an insular society? This unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to these questions with a focus primarily on the United States in the 21st century.

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1x2-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


2x1000wd essays (2x30%), tutorial participation (10%) and 1x1.5 hr exam (30%)

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Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and either HSTY1023 or HSTY1076

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.