AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Section: 101
Term: SP 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Some claim that the United States, thanks to its legal system, traditions, and social customs, is not only the best place in the world to live, but also a country uniquely qualified (and entitled) to lead the world. This class will be organized around one central question: How have beliefs in American exceptionalism affected the development of this nation, considered in a global context? Our main goal in this class will be to investigate the sources and applications of this important idea; toward this end we will pay close attention to issues related to immigration, citizenship, and affiliation as shaped by concepts of race, class, and gender.

Course readings will come from a variety of fields and genres in addition to scholarly essays, including autobiographies, interviews, movies, photographs, and songs.

Course assignments will include a movie review, an in-class exam, and a final group project with a presentation component.

AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
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101 (SEM)
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