Global America (AMST1001)


This unit will investigate the global connectedness of the United States and how this relates to the core values and interests that define America. The primary focus will be on the United States in the 21st global century. The pedagogical aim of this unit is to provide students with analytical frames to understand the most important issues in contemporary American literature, culture, politics, society and the economy, and how they are affected by and affect the world outside the US.

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


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

Faculty/department permission required?


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Additional Information

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

Study this unit outside a degree

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.