After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the United States emerged as the most important nation
in the world. Every nation has some kind of relationship with the United States, which is either
profitable or unprofitable. No nation can ignore the United States or fail to understand American
history, culture and foreign policy. Most nations therefore include American Studies within their
academic, bureaucratic and administrative orientation. Since the nineteenth century nation states
especially America have tired to define key words and ideas relating to freedom, welfare, civil rights,
sovereignty, representation, democracy and religion to create a composite intellectual and political
culture. The American Studies Program will introduce students to the inter-disciplinary study of American history, culture and foreign policy and help them to understand how Americans and
non-Americans think about America.
Message to those taking this Course:
Please read the handouts and textual material at home so that you are better prepared to discuss topics
in class more enthusiastically and creatively.
- End-Semester Class research-based presentation in class (60% credit)
2. End-semester 4-page report on the topic chosen for presentation (20 % credit), homework based on
the text/supplementary material (10%credit)
- 3. Attendance,Participasion 10 % credit