American Studies Project
Academic Responsibility: American Studies Staff
This module allows students to choose a topic to research in any subject area as part of a group project. Examples of such projects include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the life and culture of New York city, both of which can be approached from many different perspectives – history, politics, film, literature, music, art, etc. With the help of American Studies staff, students will produce a group presentation at the end of term one. In term two, they will be able to continue with the same topic or choose a different one for their second presentation.
Further examples of possible projects are:
Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal
Prohibition in the 1920s
West Side Story - A Musical of the American Dream
Soccer in the USA - Its History and Social Context
The Jazz Age in America
Quebec's Position in Canada
Fidel Castro and Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962
Assessment is by coursework only – there are no exams in American Studies.