AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
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? It is a simple question to ask, but a deceptively difficult one to answer. Most of us believe we have some notion of what constitutes our American identity. Upon closer examination, however, we uncover a myriad of identities, each existing in contested political, economic, and cultural spaces. So who decides what an American is and why? How do we make sense of American Identity, and why should we try anyway? This course will attempt to answer these and many other questions by examining the evolution and transformation of American identity (or identities) from the early days of the American republic to the present. Classical as well as marginal views on American identity will be covered, along with an examination of the contested landscapes of contemporary American culture through critical readings on select institutions and practices.

AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
22239
Open
20
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 001 when they elect a discussion section (sections 002-004).
002 (DIS)
P
22241
Closed
0
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
22243
Open
5
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
22244
Open
10
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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