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NAMS1051 History of the USA 5–6 op
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Leila Koivunen, Department of General History, Sirkkala Campus (leikoi@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

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).

Study materials

The examination gives a total of 5/6 study points; short written essay-type answers are expected.

The 5 ECTS exam includes one book (Takaki) and three articles specified below:

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

The 6 ECTS exam includes two books (Jenkins, Kyvig) and three articles specified below:

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

The articles required for both the 5/6 ECTS exams are

Jonathan Zimmerman: Brown-ing the American Textbook. History, Psychology, and the Origins of Modern Multiculturalism.

History of Education Quarterly Vol. 44 No. 1 Spring 2004, pp. 46-69.

Auvo Kostiainen: Interest in the History of Finnish Americans.

Finns in the United States. A History of Settlement, Dissent, and Integration. Ed. Auvo Kostiainen. Michigan State University Press 2014, pp. 13-25.

Peter Kivisto: The Transnational Practices of Finnish Immigrants.

Finns in the United States. A History of Settlement, Dissent, and Integration. Ed. Auvo Kostiainen. Michigan State University Press 2014, pp. 297-308.

The articles are available at https://moodle2.utu.fi/course/view.php?id=5736. Course key: history.

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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