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Бакалавриат 2021/2022

Америка глазами иностранцев

Направление: 45.03.02. Лингвистика
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 1 модуль
Формат изучения: с онлайн-курсом
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The United States has always been a source of fascination— both attraction and repulsion — for the people of France, Mexico, China, and African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Sudan. America Through Foreign Eyes is a rich, interdisciplinary, international course that features Rice faculty from a variety of disciplines and area studies. Focused on perceptions of America abroad, the course is a cross between World Cultures and American Studies. The course features four modules, each covering the perceptions and interactions of particular regions with America, Americans and Americanization.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Gain and apply knowledge and understanding of the way people perceive other cultures: genesis of Generalizations, Essentialisms, and Stereotypes
  • Analyze foreign cultural outlook on the U.S., Americans, and the process of Americanization
  • Gain insight into the way France, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Ghana, and Sudan perceive the USA
  • Study key African, Chinese, French, and Mexican intellectual and artistic works devoted to the United States and Americans
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Examine historical and contemporary perceptions of Africa, China, France, Mexico, and Russia through American eyes.
  • Examine historical and contemporary perceptions of America, Americans through the lens of African writers, artists, politicians, intellectuals, public opinion
  • Examine historical and contemporary perceptions of America, Americans through the lens of Chinese writers, artists, politicians, intellectuals, public opinion
  • Examine historical and contemporary perceptions of America, Americans through the lens of French writers, artists, politicians, intellectuals, public opinion
  • Examine historical and contemporary perceptions of America, Americans through the lens of Mexican writers, artists, politicians, intellectuals, public opinion
  • Examine historical and contemporary perceptions of America, Americans through the lens of Russian writers, artists, politicians, intellectuals, public opinion
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • America through African Eyes
  • America through Chinese Eyes
  • America through French Eyes
  • America through Russian Eyes
  • America through Mexican Eyes
  • Reversing the Gaze
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Online course completion
    The screenshots with the results of online course completion containing (a) the date of completion; (b) the student's name; (c) the final result; and (d) the weekly results are to be submitted online via Smart LMS platform. Deadline - October 15, 2021, 23:59. If the attached screenshots do not contain all the required information, the student will be automatically given 0.
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking Survey research
    Aim of the research: to conduct a survey to identify how Russians view America/Americans. The research is carried out in groups of two-three students. Deadline – October 8, 2021, 23:59 (Moscow time). The project is to be submitted via Smart LMS.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
    0.4 * Exam + 0.2 * Online course completion + 0.4 * Survey research
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • - A Few Lessons from American History: Reader for Students of English - Общество с ограниченной ответственностью «Издательство «СТАТУТ» - 2014 - ISBN: 978-5-8354-1011-8 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/61518
  • Прохорова О. Н., Вишнякова О.Д., Чекулай И.В. - Базовые ценности американской культуры. The Basic Values in American Culture: Privacy: учеб. пособие - Издательство "ФЛИНТА" - 2017 - ISBN: 978-5-9765-1471-3 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/119298

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Duchak, Alicia. An a-Z of Modern America, Taylor & Francis Group, 1999. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=168465.