Upon completing the course students will be able to
give an account in English of intellectual and cultural history behind a number of representative works from the 20th century
give an account in English of social and cultural conditions in the US during the 20th century
argue in English for their interpretation of a text with the support of the text
present an independent analysis in English, in essay form, of literary texts in English.
The course comprises readings and discussions designed to elucidate, on the one hand, representative texts from the 20th century and, on the other hand, the cultural and intellectual background to these texts.
Group instruction, self-study. Teaching, class discussions, and examination are in English.
Examination is both oral and in writing. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.
Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, to have another examiner appointed.
For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.
If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on three occasions during the following three semesters. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.
The course may not be included in a degree if equivalent parts have been read within another course included in the degree.