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NAMS1102 Road Readings of the USA 5 op
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Janne Korkka, Department of English, Rosetta

Learning outcomes

In completing this independent reading and research assignment, students are expected to deepen their awareness and understanding of the vastness of the American space, the variety of its cultures, and the specificities of its regional landscapes and societies.


All students study three different texts (or other materials deemed suitable by the examiner): A) travel writing in book format: John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley; B) travel blogs, road journals or various fictional representations of ‘being on the road’; and C) an academic text dealing with the impact of travel and the movement of people and ideas, and the ways in which ideas of ‘America’ are shaped in the process. Texts for slots B) and C) may be selected either from a list of recommended titles available from the examiner, or suggested by the student and approved in advance by the examiner.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Independent study. Supervision available as necessary through individual consultations or by email.
Available throughout the academic year.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Independent study (see the Contents section above) + written examination.

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).

Study materials

Required reading: John Steinbeck, 'Travels with Charlie'; other materials as specified above, to be chosen by the student and submitted for approval to the examiner.

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