AMCULT 100 - What is an American?
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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, legal cases, and literature, 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 some films and read a wide variety of documents, memoirs, essays, and fiction.

Course Requirements:

Exams, Papers

AMCULT 100 - What is an American?
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29855
Open
9
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
29856
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
29857
Open
8
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29858
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Optional at Dollar Bill on Church Street/SEE NOTE
Note:
The coursepack materials are duplicated on the CANVAS site.
ISBN: 9780312257378
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, Author: written by himself with related documents ; edited with an introduction by David W. Blight., Publisher: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press 2nd ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 9781592405732
Our patchwork nation : the surprising truth about the "real" America, Author: Dante Chinni and James Gimpel., Publisher: Gotham Books 1. print. 2010
Required
ISBN: 0842028293
The American studies anthology, Author: edited by Richard P. Horwitz., Publisher: SR Books 2004
Required
ISBN: 9781603093958
March, Author: John Lewis Andrew Aydin Nate Powell TRILOGY
Required
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