AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 005 Environmental Literatures of Empire
Term: WN 2013
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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 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 in 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 with particular focus on how imperialism and colonialism were part of a larger set of cultural values and attitudes toward the natural world and about the relations between human beings and the natural world. Topics include militarism, settler colonialism, globalization, slavery and labor, among others.

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AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
20203
Open
5
7Y1
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
18322
Closed
Wolv. Access
6Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
27934
Open
2
5Y1
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
33526
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
33873
Open
12
12Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0520247264
The Magna Carta manifesto : liberties and commons for all, Author: Linebaugh, Peter., Publisher: University of California Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780195086713
Under western skies : nature and history in the american west, Author: Worster, Donald., Publisher: Oxford University Press op.
Required
ISBN: 0618249060
Silent spring., Author: by Rachel Carson ; drawings by Lois and Louis Darling., Publisher: A Mariner Books 40th Anniv 2002
Required
ISBN: 0140280464
My year of meats, Author: by Ruth L. Ozeki., Publisher: Penguin Books 1999
Required
ISBN: 0809016346
Changes in the land : Indians, colonists, and the ecology of New England, Author: William Cronon ; [with a foreword by John Demos and an afterword by the author]., Publisher: Hill and Wang 1st rev. e 2003
Required
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