AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 001 Literatures of U.S. Empire
Term: FA 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Course Note:
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of topics and issues in American Studies in a seminar format from a Humanities perspective. It enables students to have contact with regular faculty in a small-class experience and to elicit their active participation in the topics under discussion.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The year 1893 marked not only what the historian Frederick Jackson Turner called the closing of the American frontier; it also marked a renewed expansionism of U.S. control beyond its continental boundaries. By 1898 — with the annexation of the Philippines, Hawai’i, Cuba, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and Guam — the U.S. had secured its military presence over new overseas locations. This course introduces students to the study of U.S. empire through the literature written from within its borders as well as from its geographical and cultural margins. We will compare the complex histories and experiences of U.S. economic, military and colonial presence in Asia, the Pacific, and the Southwest.

Requirements include: midterm paper, final research paper, journals, quizzes, oral presentation.

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
40743
Closed
Wolv. Access
3Y1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
45758
Open
Wolv. Access
7Y1
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
45288
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
48931
Closed
Wolv. Access
8Y1
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780140434880
Typee : a peep at Polynesian life, Author: Melville, Herman, 1819-1891., Publisher: Penguin Books 1996
Required
ISBN: 9780295952895
America is in the heart : a personal history, Author: Bulosan, Carlos., Publisher: Univ. of Washington Press 1993
Required
ISBN: 9780803299177
American Indian stories, Author: Zitkala-Sa., Publisher: Univ. of Nebraska Press Repr. 2003
Required
ISBN: 0143104918
Ceremony, Author: Leslie Marmon Silko., Publisher: Penguin Books [30th anni 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780824811723
All I asking for is my body, Author: Murayama, Milton., Publisher: University of Hawaii Press 1988
Required
ISBN: 0449238520
Tales of the South Pacific, Author: James A. Michener., Publisher: Fawcett Crest 1974
Required
ISBN: 0679722165
Video night in Kathmandu : and other reports from the not-so-far East, Author: Pico Iyer., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1989
Required
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