AMCULT 275 - Practices of American Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is a course about American culture. But what exactly is American culture? Perhaps it has something to do with Hollywood, Google, and Beyoncé? Yes, yes, and yes. Maybe it also has something to do with the U.S-Mexico border, Detroit, and Ferguson, Missouri? Yes, yes, and yes. And what about family, religion, and being a student at the University of Michigan? Again, yes, yes, and yes. American culture is all of these things and more. This course introduces you to popular and everyday culture and to the political, social, and historical dimensions that define that culture. As we explore American culture we will also be paying special attention to how it is studied. You will learn the tools and practices that scholars and intellectuals employ to study this culture. Accordingly, as our regular meetings consider concrete and familiar topics such as Tiger Woods, tacos, and hipsters, our discussions will regularly encompass broader themes related to race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, globalization, and nationalism. In addition, we will be focusing especially on a topic you all know well—the culture of the university.

Course Requirements:

Short Writing Assignments, Attendance and Participation, Final Presentation, and a Final Project.

AMCULT 275 - Practices of American Culture
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001 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780520287730
American Studies: A User's Guide, Author: Deloria, Philip J. and Alexander I. Olson, Publisher: U of California Press 2017
ISBN: 1419718770
The Best We Could Do, Author: Thi Bui
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