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NAMS1051 History of the USA 8 ECTS
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Auvo Kostiainen, Department of General History, Sirkkala Campus (aukosti@utu.fi)

Learning outcomes

The student should demonstrate a good broad knowledge of the history of the United States.


The history of the United States.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

This study unit consists entirely of independent study by the student. No teaching is provided.
Available throughout the academic year.

Modes of study

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

Short written essay-type answers are expected.
N.B. Registering for these exams must be done in the relevant departments, or via NettiOpsu, no later than ten days before the exam date, and the exams must be taken on the exam dates of the department in question.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

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

Recommended year of study

Available at any time.

Study materials

The examination gives a total of 8 study points; a short written essay-type answers are expected.

The following books will be examined:

Jenkins, Philip: A History of the United States, Third Edition  384 p. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; Third edition (2007) ISBN-10: 0230506771 ISBN-13: 978-0230506770

Kyvig, David E.,  Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940: How Americans Lived Throught eh Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression  350 pages  Publisher: Ivan R Dee (2004) ISBN-10: 1566635845 ISBN-13: 978-1566635844 Elektr. Book: Ebrary

Takaki, Ronald,  A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America  560 p. Publisher: Back Bay Books; Revised Edition (2008) ISBN-10: 0316022365 ISBN-13: 978-0316022361

Students wishing to take this readings exam for only 4 op should read Jenkins and Kyvig.

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.

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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