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Americanism and Anti-Americanism - USSC2603

Year - 2018

The United States is regarded by many as an exceptional nation, a haven from the ┬┐Old World┬┐ constituted by ideals of liberty and democracy. Others see America as an oppressive state with a militaristic foreign policy. This unit explores the origins and development of negative and positive opinions of America around the world, and from within. It undertakes a critical analysis of American politics and foreign relations, taking the perspectives of individuals and publics. We consider a range of concrete historical and contemporary responses to the U.S., its politics, foreign policies and culture, drawing widely on historical, cultural and policy sources.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1000wd essay (30%), 1x1hr exam (20%), 1x2500wd learning journal (40%), participation (10%)


18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies


Faculty: University-wide

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: United States Studies Centre
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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