Department of American and Canadian Studies, School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

College of Arts and Law


Code 17509

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least two years of appropriate study in this discipline.

Module description

Since 11 September 2001, substantial discussion as to the motivations for the attacks has ensued. Some of the discussion has focused on resentment and hatred towards the United States by many nations and their citizens around the world. Employing interdisciplinary methods, this class will examine anti-Americanism. Topics will include the historical roots of anti-Americanism, the Internet and anti-Americanism, hostility towards the United States in literature and film, globalisation and anti-Americanism, ideology and anti-Americanism, anti-anti-Americanism, anti-Americanism and US foreign policy, and the impact of the attacks of 11 September on attitudes towards the United States. The assessment will consist of a 3,500-word essay, a group presentation, and weekly participation.

Teaching and learning methods