NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES
The North American Studies program (NAMS) offers an interdisciplinary range of classes and study opportunities relating to North America: for the most part, specifically to the United States and Canada, either studied together or separately. NAMS can be taken as a free-access Minor (sivuaine) by any student registered for a degree with the University of Turku (Turun yliopisto) or with Åbo Akademi University, as a smaller package of at least 25 op (25 ECTS credits), or as a larger package including a further 35 op (total 60 op).
All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any student registered with Turun yliopisto for a degree or as a visiting international or exchange student, and these courses can be included for credit in exchange students’ Learning Agreements. Please note, however, that exchange students are not admitted to the University of Turku only or primarily for the North American Studies program.
Each October, the North American Studies program hosts all the visiting American university teachers and graduate students who are in Finland through the Fulbright Program for a two-day seminar called American Voices, covering many different aspects of American society and culture.
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The 21st American Voices seminar will be held on 11-12 October 2013.
Students intending to take Crossing the Atlantic, the obligatory introduction to NAMS, in the Autumn Semester 2013 should register by email (janne.korkka[at]utu.fi) by Friday 6 September 2013, stating their name, their major subject (if studying for a degree at Turun Yliopisto or Åbo Akademi) or home university and major subject (exchange students), and their TY registration number.
The NAMS program is available as an open-access Minor for 25 op or for 25+35 op to any degree student at Turun yliopisto or Åbo Akademi University.
All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any student registered with Turun yliopisto for a degree or as a visiting international or exchange student, and these courses can be included for credit in exchange students’ Learning Agreements.
The course The Making of Canada will next be taught in the Spring Semester 2014.
Click here for a look at teaching in 2013-2014.