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NAM-IVA North American Literature 5 op
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Curricula 2011 – 2012

Learning outcomes

The students will familiarize themselves with selected pieces of North American literature.


North American literature

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
In English

Students will write essays based on the listed books. The topics of the essays will be arranged by the teacher responsible.

N.B. Students who have completed a course on American Literature (American literature I or II) in English Philology may gain 5 ECTS by alternative arrangements. Please contact the program coordinator. American literature I or II will also substitute for NAM-IVa if the student opts to use it for North American Studies.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Choose list 1) or 2)

List 1)

Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush
Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
Richard Wright: Native Son
Louise Erdrich: Love Medicine

List 2)

Margaret Laurence: The Stone Angel
M. Ondaatje: In the Skin of a Lion
Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
J. Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
Toni Morrison: Playing in the Dark

Belongs to following study modules

Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
North American Studies, Basic Studies (North American Studies)
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Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö