Upon completing the course students will be able to
evince a good knowledge of some of the issues and problem complexes that characterise today’s US domestic and foreign policy
argue in English for or against a particular standpoint in a current issue of contention in US politics
analyse in written English a given text in English in the field.
The course takes up some current problems in present-day US politics, such as the declining importance of parties, voter turnout, financing election campaigns, relations between the president and Congress, the power of the courts, and current US foreign policy.
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, following consultation with the head of department, 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 course 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.