Module Identifier AS30220  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite AS10120 , AS10220  
Co-Requisite AS30020 , AS30120  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 Hours 10 x 2 hr  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   50%  
  Essay   1 essay (2,500 words)   50%  

Brief description
This module is organised around two focal points. One is the reaction to the events of the 1960s, in particular the Vietnam War, that charactersied American politics and culture in the 1970s and 1980s; the other is the assessment of the state of America and her standing in the world at the end of the century and at the end of the Cold War. Our examination of contemporary America will focus on three themes: Vietnam and its aftermath; Reagan and his America; and the state of America in a post-Cold War, post-industrial, post-modern world.