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POLH2326 2016 U.S. Presidential Election 4 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Contemporary History
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

General description

2016 U.S. Presidential Election, 4 ECTS

Course Description

This seminar explores the 2016 U.S. presidential election as a socioeconomic, cultural, and political process from a wide range of interdisciplinary American Studies perspectives. Our point of departure will be that the election year is a complex nexus that intertwines various internal power struggles within the United States, exposing various linkages between policy issues, public discourses, and media representations. In particular, we will consider such hot-button issues as voting rights, partisan rhetoric, campaign funding, advertising, immigration reform, the culture wars, and inter/national security during the peak of the electoral race.

Course Format

The three-hour seminars necessitate active participation in all joint discussions. During the semester, students will 1) write and distribute 5 short (2-3 pages) response papers based on ongoing election debates in both traditional media and social media. 2) Students will prepare 20-minute team presentations on an aspect of the 2016 election of their choice. 3) A final team writing assignment related to the election will be published as a blog or a short article. In this class, students will learn to look for information from multiple sources, to practice their presentation skills, and to write publishable texts. This course has mandatory attendance.

Instructor

Dr. Benita Heiskanen, John Morton Center for North American Studies, email benita.heiskanen@utu.fi.


Dates & Time 

The course is held in the Publicum Building, Seminar Room 269, at 9–12 on the following Thursdays:

September 15

September 22

October 6

October 13

October 27

November 3

November 10

 

Enrollment

The course has a cap of 16 students.  Registration for the course via NettiOpsu is open from July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016.

 


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POLH1048 A3.2.2 Parlamentti, presidentti, hallitus (Diamond & Plattner –kirja)

POLH3026 A7.2 MUUT KORVAAVAT OPINNOT

POLH2099 A4 Työelämään orientoituminen

METU0146 S3. PROJEKTIOPINNOT

METU0188 A2.b Medioitu todellisuus

KUHI0285 13. Yhden aikakauden kulttuurihistoria


Enrolment

The course has a cap of 16 students. Registration for the course via NettiOpsu is open from July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016.

Teacher responsible

Benita Heiskanen
beanhe[št]utu.fi

Teaching

15-Sep-2016 – 10-Nov-2016
Lectures 21 h
Thu 15-Sep-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building
Thu 22-Sep-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building
Thu 6-Oct-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building
Thu 13-Oct-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building
Thu 27-Oct-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building
Thu 3-Nov-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building
Thu 10-Nov-2016 at 9.15-11.45, Seminar Room 269 Publicum Building