AMCULT 350 - Approaches to American Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
American Culture concentrators.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course asks students to think self-consciously about American Studies as a practice that has continually shifted over time, as a dynamic inquiry that continues to evolve through the participation of historians, anthropologists, political activists, literary scholars, queer theorists, feminists and gender critics, and of course scholars in Ethnic Studies more generally. Class readings are designed to give students a sense of how certain scholarly debates have developed within the field, as well as how these debates are being transformed in the present moment. Central to the class will be current scholarship on the very definition of the subject of study: what do we mean by “America”? ”What constitutes American culture? Does the identification of a single country (e.g., the United States) make sense anymore, given current notions of thinking globally about the environment; the multi-national corporation; so-called democratic values; and, the rise of a new imperialism? Final grades will be based on attendance and participation, a midterm, and a final paper.

AMCULT 350 - Approaches to American Culture
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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