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AM102 - North America: Themes and Problems

  • Module code: AM102
  • Module name: North America: Themes and Problems
  • Department: Comparative American Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is a core component of the first year Comparative American Studies module and an option available to first and second year students in History and in joint degrees with History. For CAS students, first-year core modules provide an introduction to the study of the history and culture of the Americas. For History students, options are designed to complement the first and second year core modules by providing the opportunity for study in greater depth of particular regions, periods or themes.

Principal learning outcomes

The module introduces students to topics in North American history, from the first European settlements of the early 17th century to the 1990s. Its primary focus is on the British North American colonies and on the USA, although there is some attention to the history of New France and of Canada. Detailed coverage of North American history within the scope of a 30 Credit module is not feasible, and is not attempted. Instead, students are asked to consider some major recurrent themes (including social history, race, class, gender, and political developments) by studying key episodes and events in some detail.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module runs throughout the year, with weekly lectures and seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/cas/undergraduate/modules/am102a

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: AM102-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Essay Plan (1000 words) 17%
  Essay (2000 words) 33%
  Essay (3000 words) 50%
C1 (Assessed/examined work) 1st History 2000 word essay (CAS students only) NOT IN USE 100%
V1 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Term 1 25%
  3000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Term 1 75%
V2 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 17%
  2000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 33%
  2500 word essay - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 50%
V8 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting/Exchange Term 2 25%
  3000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Term 2 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate History (V100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate English and History (VQ32) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 3