AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What is an American? Who decides, and on what basis? Why does it matter? This course will consider various answers proposed to these deceptively simple questions from the early days of the American republic to the present. Through critical readings of literature, law, journalism, memoir, music, film, and popular culture from different eras that address the subject of Americanness, we will explore the central elements affecting the ongoing transformation of American identity (or identities). We will see that changing concepts of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality and class have in turn shaped American cultural identity as imagined and enacted. Our overall objective will be to deepen our understanding of why this has been and still remains a matter with far-reaching political, economic, social, and personal implications.

AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28072
Open
6
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-004).
002 (DIS)
P
28073
Open
2
 
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
28074
Open
3
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28075
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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