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Module Code: INR104
Module Title: History of the Americas
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module introduces students to the history of the Americas from Native American settlements and early European contact through to the present day. The module examines key aspects of political, economic, cultural and foreign relations between and within the countries in North and South America with a particular thematic focus on conflict, resistance and change. Through this approach, the module highlights areas both of common and conflicting interest across the region and especially between North and South America.
Learning outcomes 
A. Be familiar with and understand some of the major historical events in the history of the Americas from contact to the present day.

B. Identify key areas of conflict, resistance and change within the Americas through a historical understanding of important political, economic, cultural and foreign policy developments in the region.

C. Identify areas both of common and conflicting interest within and across the Americas from political, economic, cultural and foreign policy viewpoints.

D. Identify important theoretical debates and perspectives related to understanding the history of the Americas.

E. Demonstrate an ability to use appropriate research skills

F. Produce academic writing which is appropriate for the discipline

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, seminars and private study
1. Introduction to the Course: Key Themes and Issues in the History of the Americas

2. From Contact to Colonisation

3. The American Revolution and Wars of Independence in Spanish America

4. Westward Expansion in the Antebellum Era

5. From Civil War to Modernity

6. The War of 1898 and the Age of Empire

7. Inter-American Relations in the Early 20th Century

8. The Great Depression and World War Two

9. The Onset of the Cold War

10. The Cuban Revolution

11. The Post-Cold War Era

12. Challenges in Hemispheric Relations in the 21st Century

13. Essay Support
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Document Analysis 40.00
2 Essay 60.00

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