LIB-30004 - The American South: US Summer School (Level 6)
Coordinator: Nicholas Seager Tel: +44 1782 7 33142
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations

LIB-20010 The American South: US Summer School (Level 5)

Description for 2024/25

To give students an interdisciplinary introduction to the American South.
To approach the American South through its history, literature, film, and culture.
To give students an international opportunity, a chance to study Southern culture at a Southern US university.

Intended Learning Outcomes

critically engage with understandings of the American South, produced in historical documents, film, or literature: 1
analyse the role of identity politics and the interplay between social, political, racial, and cultural contexts in understandings of the American South: 1
undertake original research based on a comparison of primary sources and critical use of secondary sources: 1
communicate ideas and arguments cogently and effectively in written work: 1

Study hours

24 hours of lectures, workshops, and seminars [weeks 1-2]
5 hours of online seminars [weeks 3-4]
1 hour of individual consultation [weeks 3-4]
60 hours of essay research and writing
60 hours of seminar preparation (film viewing, reading)

School Rules

A selection process will be applied if demand exceeds the number of places available.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
Research essay
3,000 word research essay from a list of 10 supplied by the tutor