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PAIR2028 Citizenship and Conflict in the United States

Module Overview

Reading and discussing an exemplary document from each period ( Lectures on each topic).

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To understand the changing conceptions of citizenship in the US from the early days to the Internet and the conflicts involved in those changes.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Developed a political understanding of citizenship and of its development in the USA


1/Puritans; 2/ Revolutionary period; 3/ slavery quarrels; 4/ Lincoln; 5/ freed slaves; 6/ populism; 7/ Labour movements; 8/ Communism; 9/ New Deal; 10/ Cold War and New Left; 11/ Internet.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Close reading and discussion of each document (made available on Blackboard); lectures.

Independent Study126
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

on line documents provided by myself.


Assessment Strategy

2 essays of 2000 words each. Due after topic 5 and just before finals.


MethodPercentage contribution
Analytical essay  (2020 words) 40%
Analytical essay  (2020 words) 60%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

all material to be available on line

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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