Syllabus for American Studies B1

USA-kunskap B1

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 5EN721
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: English G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2006-12-07
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Languages
  • Revised: 2008-11-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Languages
  • Applies from: week 03, 2009
  • Entry requirements: American Studies A1.
  • Responsible department: Department of English


American History

American Politics

American Mass Media

American 20th-Century Literature

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 04, 2010

  • Fairclough, Adam Better day coming : Blacks and equality, 1890-2000

    New York: Viking, 2001

    Find in the library

  • Hacker, Andrew Two nations : black and white, separate, hostile, unequal

    New York: Scribner's, cop. 1992

    Find in the library

  • King, Martin Luther Why we can't wait

    New York: Penguin, 1964

    Find in the library

  • Greenstein, Fred I. The presidential difference : leadership style from FDR to Barack Obama

    3. ed.: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009

    Find in the library

  • McKay, David; Houghton, David; Wroe, Andy Controversies in American politics and society.

    Oxford: Blackwell, 2002

    Find in the library

  • Zakaria, Fareed The Post-American World

    New York: W. W. Norton, 2009

    Find in the library

  • Leavy, Patricia Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History.

    Lexington Books, 2007

    Find in the library

  • Sturken, Marita Tangled memories : the Vietnam War, the AIDS epidemic, and the politics of remembering

    Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, cop. 1997

    Find in the library

Reading list revisions