AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What is an American? How are Americans made? What do the concepts of liberty and equality have to do with being American? This course, taught by a historian, will treat these questions as they emerged and have been contested over the centuries. Examining history and literature, facts and fiction, we will explore stories told about liberty and equality against a social backdrop that features ethnicity, immigration, racism, slavery, religion, gender, status and class. We will view a few movies and read a wide variety of documents, memoirs, essays, and fiction.

AMCULT 100 - Rethinking American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
45088
Open
10
 
-
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
45089
Open
1
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
45090
Open
4
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
45091
Open
5
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Note:
Greetings and welcome to AC 100. There is no "coursepack," but there are readings on the CTools cite. All best, Greg Dowd
ISBN: 0312111517
The sovereignty and goodness of God, together with the faithfulness of his promises displayed : being a narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and related documents, Author: Mary Rowlandson. Ed. with an introd. by Neal Salisbury., Publisher: Bedford Books/St. Martin's 1997
Required
ISBN: 0312096658
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Author: edited with an introduction by Louis P. Masur., Publisher: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press 1993
Required
ISBN: 9780312257378
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself : with related documents, Author: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895., Publisher: Bedford 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0842028293
The American studies anthology, Author: edited by Richard P. Horwitz., Publisher: SR Books 2004
Required
ISBN: 030738862X
Beloved a novel, Author: Morrison, Toni., Publisher: Vintage International 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0826304699
The surrounded, Author: D'Arcy McNickle ; afterword by Lawrence W. Towner., Publisher: University of New Mexico Press 7th paperb 1992
Required
ISBN: 9781608192076
Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town., Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA 2010
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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