North American Studies

NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES (NAMS)

 

 

Contact Information:

North American Studies program (NAMS)

Coordinator

Janne Korkka

Department of English, Juslenia

University of Turku

FI–20014 TURKU, FINLAND

Phone (Dept Office): +358 2 333 5320

E-mail: janne.korkka@utu.fi http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/nams/Pages/home.aspx

 

 

 

Prerequisites: see Registration below.

 

Description:

The North American Studies program (NAMS) offers an interdisciplinary range of classes and study opportunities relating to North America, i.e. the United States and Canada, examined either together or separately. NAMS can be taken as a free-access Minor (sivuaine) by any student registered for a degree with the University of Turku (Turun yliopisto) or with Åbo Akademi University, as a smaller package of 25 op (25 ECTS credits), or as a larger package including a further 35 op (total 60 op).

 

All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any visiting international or exchange student, and these courses can be included for credit in exchange students’ Learning Agreements. Please note, however, that exchange students are not admitted to the University of Turku only or primarily for the North American Studies program.

 

The foundation course for the program, Crossing the Atlantic (4 op; + 5 op for an optional Term Paper), is taught in the Autumn Semester, and offers a historical introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the societies of North America (Canada & the United States). Students are expected if possible to attend the annual two-day American Voices seminar held in mid-October (1 op).

 

In addition to the foundation course, the NAMS program offers taught electives, which vary from year to year, and units consisting of independent study.

 

Note: In some cases, an elective may be a course taught in some other subject department, in which students from the North American Studies program participate alongside students from the department offering the course. If places on particular courses are restricted, priority is given to the host department’s own students.

 

The introductory course is taught in English; all of the book examinations can be taken in English. Occasionally, courses taught in Finnish or Swedish may be offered within the program. The choice of language used in classes and for written assignments is at the teacher’s discretion and can usually be identified from the title of the class.

 

 

Registration:

The NAMS program is available as an open-access Minor for 25 op or for 25+35 op 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 visiting international or exchange student, and these courses can be included for credit in exchange students’ Learning Agreements.


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