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Course code

L2KRHUS2

Course name

The Long XXth Century: The United States

Field of studies ( ISCED )

0230 - Languages

Credits

3

Requirements

Language of instruction

English

Content

When Time publisher Henry Luce urged Americans to help create what he called “the first great American Century” in February 1941, the United States had already started to play a major role on the international scene but had chosen to remain neutral in the conflict that was raging in Europe.Through the study of major essays, articles and political speeches, this course aims at discussing the economic, political and cultural changes which occurred during the first half of the twentieth century and led the United States to a dominant position in the world, and then at assessing the transformations which took place in the second part of the century and induced a number of American intellectuals to prophesize “the decline of the American Empire”.

Bibliography

Hours (Total)

18

Hours of lecture

18

Hours of tutorials

0

Hours of practice

0

Coordinator

SHEPPARD ELIZABETH

Degree

International Exchanges Litteratures and languages

Level

Bachelor / Undergraduate degrees

Type of evaluation

Continuous control only

Comment about evaluation type

Calendar Period

Spring Term (S2) : January to June (S2)