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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NAMS2001 The Making of Canada 4 op
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Janne Korkka, Department of English, Rosetta
Preceding studies
For degree students taking NAMS as a Minor: the obligatory foundation course (Crossing the Atlantic) completed. For international & exchange students: no prerequisite requirements.

Learning outcomes

The student should have an understanding of the historical context and development of Canada as a sovereign state in North America, parallel to but distinct from the United States.


Historical and geographical development of the neo-European society that became Canada, from its French and English (and Scottish) colonial origins to its present multicultural character. History and present state of contact with the aboriginal peoples. History and development of the Québec question. Assessment of the role and position of Canada in North America and the world today.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Class attendance (lectures) 2 h/wk; independent student work outside the classroom; final written examination based on the lectures and additional readings announced during the course.
The class lasts one full semester (2 Quarters).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Attendance at lectures + a final written exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
On the scale 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory), 1 (pass), 0 (fail).

Study materials

Additional readings required for the final exam are announced during the course and on 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.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos
North American Studies (North American Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Kieli- ja käännöstieteiden laitos