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NAMS2002 The Making of Canada: Term Paper 4 ECTS
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Janne Korkka, Department of English, Rosetta
Preceding studies
Parallel attendance at or previous completion of the taught class The Making of Canada (NAMS2001).

Learning outcomes

In carrying out a Term Paper project, a student is expected to familiarize themselves with and explore a chosen topic within Canadian social history.


The student defines and investigates a topic within Canadian social history, which has been approved in advance by the examiner, and writes a Term Paper of approximately 4000 words based on this research.

Teaching methods

An introductory session will be held explaining the idea, expectations, and procedure protocol for the Term Paper. Thereafter, students will be given individual supervision as necessary. Term Papers should be submitted by the deadline, which is binding; the teacher (examiner) will announce a general deadline at the introductory session; students may also suggest a different personal deadline, which if approved by the examiner also becomes binding for that student. Term Papers submitted late will receive a lower grade.

This is an independent study project, not a taught course; see NAMS 2001.

Modes of study

Submission of a written Term Paper in accordance with the protocol set out above under Teaching methods.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
On the scale 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory), 1 (pass), 0 (fail). The Term Paper will be evaluated on the following criteria: clarity of the research design, selection and critical use of source materials, coherence of argumentation. Correctness of English will be taken into consideration for students majoring in or who are native speakers of English; for all other students, the primary relevant criterion will be in the intelligibility of the writing.

Recommended year of study

The Term Paper project is available parallel to the The Making of Canada (NAMS2001) taught class, during the same semester. Subject to advance agreement with the examiner, it may also be undertaken at a later date by students who have completed the taught class.

For students taking NAMS as a Minor: During the first year of NAMS studies.
For international / exchange students: N/A (not applicable)

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

School of Languages and Translation Studies
North American Studies (North American Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
School of Languages and Translation Studies
English, English Translation and Interpreting
English, English Philology
Spanish, Spanish Studies
Spanish, Spanish Translation Studies
Italian, Italian Language and Culture
Italian, Italian Translation Studies
Classical Archaeology
Greek Philology
Translation Studies
Latin Philology
Scandinavian Languages
French, French Studies
French, French Translation and Interpreting
Romanian Language and Culture
German, German Philology
German, German Translation and Interpreting
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Lang./Finno-Ugric Lang.
MDP in Finnish and Other Finno-Ugric Languages
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages/Finnish Language
Finnish Language and Culture
Hungarian Language and Culture
Russian Studies
Sign Language
Estonian Language and Culture