AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 003 Spies, Sex and Sci-Fi: Cold War Culture
Term: WN 2014
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Spies — coups — sex — conspiracies — secret governments. What was the Cold War and how has it shaped our world? From James Bond and Rocky & Bullwinkle, to The Manchurian Candidate, Dr. Strangelove, and Star Wars, we will consider a wide range of films, TV shows, cartoons and novels, to ask how the Cold War shaped and continues to shape American culture. We follow the long arc of the Cold War from its beginnings in the aftermath of WWII to 21st-century representations of the conflict in media from films to video-games.

Course Requirements:

In addition to two in-class midterms and a take home final, all students will participate in a group project, where small groups will examine and analysis and examine a product of Cold War culture.

Intended Audience:

This class is open to humanities and non-humanities majors alike

Class Format:

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AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
20932
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Taught in Spanish. This course counts as an elective toward the Spanish major or minor.
003 (LEC)
 
29312
Open
Wolv. Access
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
29313
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
29314
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
29315
Open
Wolv. Access
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
29317
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
29318
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
29319
Open
Wolv. Access
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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