American Studies 

Credit gained: 1 High School Credit

Prerequisites

None.

Course description

This is an introductory level course in American History whose purpose is to examine the political, social, cultural, military, and economic aspects of the United States through the important events and people that helped shape the nation. The study will commence with the U.S. as a country in its infancy and walk through its various stages/phases as it rose to the status of regional power 100 years after its formation, went on to become a global power less than 100 years later, eventually emerging victorious from the Cold War as the sole superpower in a unipolar world system before encountering it in the present/current multipolar environment. Special references will be made to globalization, terrorism, the 9/11 events, and the wars Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition, the course will deal with such questions as: what is history, who makes it, and how should we interpret it?

Course Start/End Date:

  • Fall 2022: Starting week of October 3rd, 2022 to week of January 23rd, 2023
  • Winter 2023: Starting week of Feb. 13th, 2023 to week of May 29th, 2023
Course Duration: 15 weeks

Fellow/Online Instructor: Leonidas Gontzes

Cost: 600 Euros