Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
NAMS1111 Crossing the Atlantic: The Making of North America 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
North American Studies
School of Languages and Translation Studies

Learning outcomes

After completing this class, the student should have a clear understanding of the process, context, and major demographic, cultural and political inputs and outcomes in the creation of a neo-European civilization in North America (Canada & the USA). Students should become critically aware of relevant sources of information in libraries and the internet, and familiar with the main historical outlines and major events, and with relevant political, cultural and ideological frames of reference for making sense of these.

General description

The course covers the history of North America and the Caribbean from the first European contacts to the present day. Key concepts addressed include: definitions of 'North America', and its regional geographies; its states, populations, and cultures, and the dynamics of their interaction; and the major historical phases and events.



Teacher responsible

Elina Siltanen


6-Sep-2017 – 13-Dec-2017
Lectures 28 h
Autumn 2017
Lectures (autumn 2017)
Wed 6-Sep-2017 - 13-Dec-2017 weekly at 12-14, XXI (Agora)
Independent work 80 h


Numeric 0-5.

Evaluation criteria

By written examination on the scale 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory, 1 (pass), 0 (fail).

Study materials

See the NAMS website.

Further information

The NAMS program is available as a Minor to any degree student at Turun yliopisto or Åbo Akademi University. All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any student registered with Turun yliopisto for a degree or as a visiting international or exchange student.

We will put all students registered for this course on a new mailing list created for students enrolled in NAMS. The list will be used to keep students informed about new courses or events in NAMS, or when possible, changes in the teaching programme.