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PAIR3034 Citizenship and Conflict in the United States

Module Overview

Reading and discussing an exemplary document for each period; lectures on each

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 associated with these changes.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Better understanding of citizenship as apolitical matter 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 and the New Deal 9/ Cold War and New Left 10/ Internet

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Close reading and discussion of each document (available on Blackboard); Lectures on each topic.

Independent Study124
Total study time150


Assessment Strategy

Two essays of 2000 words - one due after topic 5 and the second just before final exams.


MethodPercentage contribution
Analytical essay  (2020 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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