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.
1x2-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
2x1000wd essays (2x30%), tutorial participation (10%) and 1x1.5 hr exam (30%)
Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and USSC1201.