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UNDERGRADUATE: Descriere examen licenta 2018



Examenul va testa cunostintele studentilor cuprinse in cele trei module ale specializarii (Cultura si valori, Istorie si politica, Societate si comunicare), capacitatea studentilor de a trata subiectele de examen din perspectiva interdisciplinara, precum si exprimarea corecta in limba engleza. Subiectul de examen va avea doua puncte. La primul punct, se va comenta la prima vedere, din perspectiva interdisciplinara a Studiilor Americane, un text general privind Statele Unite. La punctul al doilea, subiectul va fi formulat in cadrul fiecarei teme de mai jos, urmand ca fiecare student sa opteze pentru o singura tema, pe care o va discuta din perspectiva unuia dintre cursurile indicate in lista, la alegerea studentului.


1. Representations/ cultural manifestations of American identity

2. American policies and institutions: history and/or foreign relations

3. American society and models of communication


Lista de cursuri:


Introducere in civilizatie si literatura; Civilizatie si literatura: secolul al XIX-lea; Civilizatie si literatura: 1900-1945; Civilizatie si literatura 1945-prezent; Literaturi etnice; Introducere in studii culturale (studii de film); Identitati etno-rasiale; Introducere in mass-media; Limba si societate; Introducere in antropologia culturala; Cultura nativilor americani; Cultura populara; Teatru contemporan american; Viata si institutiile americane; Istorie americana; Constitutia americana; Doctrine politice; Relatii transatlantice; Societatea in artele vizuale; Studii de film; Utopii ale Americii; Drept si cultura americana; Filosofie americana; Istorie afro-americana.


Modele de subiecte (examen de licenta 2015)



SESIUNEA Iunie 2015



I. Comment on the following excerpt from an interdisciplinary perspective. Make reference to at least two disciplines from the field of American Studies. (up to 1.5 pages – 5 points)



"American exceptionalism has been said to refer to clusters of absent (feudal hierarchies, class conflicts, socialist labor party, trade unionism, and divisive ideological passions) and present (a predominant middle class, tolerance for diversity, upward mobility, hospitality toward immigrants, a shared constitutional faith, and liberal individualism) elements that putatively set America apart from other national cultures. While descriptions of these particulars may have differed, the more or less agreed upon archive concerned with what made America exceptional would include the following phrases: America is a moral exception (the "City on the Hill"); America is a nation with a "Manifest Destiny"; America is the "Nation of Nations"; America is an "Invincible Nation." These conceptual metaphors do not supply definitions of America, but they do give directions for finding the meanings that are intended to corroborate the belief in American exceptionality. All of which leads to the conclusion that American exceptionalism operates less like a collection of discrete, potentially falsifiable descriptions of American society than as a fantasy through which U.S. citizens bring these contradictory political and cultural descriptions into correlation with one another through the desires that make them meaningful" (Donald E. Pease, The New American Exceptionalism, 2009).



II. Choose one of the following topics. Comment upon it from the perspective of one of the courses indicated below. (up to 1.5 pages – 4 points)


Representations/ cultural manifestations of American identity

American policies and institutions: history and/or foreign relations

American society and models of communication


List of courses to choose from:

American Literature Survey: 19th Century, American Literature Survey: 1900-1945; American Literature Survey: 1945-present; Ethnic Literatures; Ethno-Racial Identities; Introduction to Mass-media; Language and Society; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Native American Studies; Popular Culture; American Drama; American Life and Institutions; U.S. History (up to 1898); U.S. History (1865-1918); U.S. Constitution; Political Doctrines; Transatlantic Relations; Law and Literature; American Utopias; Visual Arts and U.S. Society; Film Studies; American Poetry. 



Subiectul 1 (total 5 puncte):

- informatie si argumentatie – 1,5 puncte

- trimiterea la exemple concrete – 1 punct

- raspuns punctual la subiect – 1 punct

- coerenta si corectitudinea exprimarii in limba engleza – 1,5 puncte


Subiectul 2 (total 4 puncte):

- discutarea temei alese – 1 punct

- informatie si argumentatie – 1,5 puncte

- coerenta si corectitudinea exprimarii in limba engleza – 1,5 puncte


1 punct din oficiu


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