U.S. Institutions Survey Class Schedule
Spring Term 2013, Wednesdays 1015-1145, Pinni B-4087
19 March 2013 Update
ENGP9/ENGA15 [FAST-US-2] U.S. Institutions Survey (Hopkins)
English Translation and Interpreting (ETI) Curriculum
University of Tampere, Finland
Whether taken as ENGP9 or ENGA15, basic evaluation will be based on an
3-ECTS-credit exam covering (1) U.S. geography and map skills, (2)
institutional vocabulary, and (3) U.S. social and cultural issues, with 30
of 50 points required to pass. If taken as ENGA15, a 2-part Lecture Diary (recommended) or short paper [ca. 5 pages with MLA citation and
documentation], is required for the additional 2 ECTS credits. For
ENGA15, the exam will comprise 60% of the course grade and the diary/paper
the remaining 40%. A number grade will be given as overall evaluation for
either course option.
- 23 January Introduction, class roster, evaluation procedure, outside
reading plus web resources; map review (see also the
Map Index, basic
maps and Map Terminology); geography
- 30 January Map
- 06 February Western
Expansion, Demographics and Regional Identity
- 13 February Conclusion of Western Expansion and Regional Identity, plus U.S. values & cultural mythology
- 20 February Urban
Development and Terminology; Post-WWII Social Change and
the 'GI Bill of Rights'
- 27 February Urban
Development and the GI Bill, continued.
If chosen for the 2 additional ENGA15 credits, Part I of the Lecture
Diary is due by Friday, 01 March
- 13 March
Social Structure I: population, mobility,
diversity; unifying factors vs multiculturalism.
- 20 March [No class today; Helsinki demonstration & John
- 27 March
Social Structure II, traditional vs.
multicultural values, etc.
Affirmative action policies; plus
Economic Structure and Institutions
- 10 April
Government and Political Structure
- 17 April
Education in the United States
- 24 April Course exam; B-4087
If chosen for the 2 additional ENGA15 credits, Part II of the Lecture
Diary is due by Monday, 29 April
- If optionally chosen for the 2 additional ENGA15 credits, the short
paper is due by Monday, 29 April.
- 08 May Flex Date (01 May is Vappu)
Students should subscribe to the USA2-L list and use the US-2 web
While there is no 'book equivalent' for the course, students may
consult as reference readings Contemporary America, by Russell
Duncan and Joseph Goddard (Palgrave Macmillan) and American
Civilization: An Introduction, by David Mauk and John Oakland
(Routledge) or other equivalent background sources.
ENGP9/ENGA15 References Index