AMCULT 498 - Humanities Approaches to American Culture
Section: 001 Why Do They Hate Us: Perspectives on 9/11
Term: FA 2011
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

How has the debate on U.S. national security during the War on Terror been framed? How might our perceptions of Arabs and Islam limit international security and cooperation? What impact do U.S.-Middle East relations have on Arab and Muslim American communities? “Why Do They Hate Us?: Perspectives on 9/11” explores key debates in the War on Terror, including over the causes of terrorism, the clash of civilizations thesis, civil liberties vs. national security, militarism and patriotism, and immigrant rights and racial profiling. The course seeks a comprehensive view of how scholars, politicians, citizens and non-citizens have understood and experienced 9/11 and its aftermath. We will explore materials such as scholarly writings, media representations, cultural and artistic work, government policies and laws. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach that brings together readings from cultural studies, media studies, political science, postcolonial studies, U.S. race and ethnic studies, and gender studies, revealing the interplay between debates at home and policies abroad. It is strongly recommended, but not required to have taken at least one course in American Culture, Women’s Studies, or Middle East Studies. Course requirements include posting a weekly discussion question, two position papers, and a final group project.

AMCULT 498 - Humanities Approaches to American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
24127
Closed
Wolv. Access
4AMCULT Major
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
22083
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28788
Open
9
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
28790
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Coursepack Location:
CTools
ISBN: 1595620176
Who speaks for islam? : what a billion muslims really think, Author: Esposito, John L., Publisher: Gallup Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780375422850
Good Muslim, bad Muslim : America, the Cold War, and the roots of terror, Author: Mamdani, Mahmood, 1946-, Publisher: Pantheon Books 2004
Required
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