AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Section: 001 Getting In: What College Means in America
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

What is college for, in our diverse, unequal democracy? How have people worked and fought for college opportunities in the U.S. — and what do we mean by “opportunity,” anyway? What stories about college circulate through society? How do we make sense of them, while telling our own? In order to consider matters of immense public importance, we will work to become a community of practice — a group that "shares a concern or a passion for something they do and learns how to do it better as they interact regularly."

Course themes include: Narrative Capability: Your Story in Context; The Presence of the Past: The Opportunity Archive; Getting In: How it Works in Five College Types; Campus as Place: College Lands, Landscapes, and Buildings; A Copernican Moment: Aligning Society and Systems in Higher Ed; After College, What?: Purposeful Work.

AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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You need to have the two required books at the start of term. Used books are fine. Library copies (including from the various branches of the Ann Arbor District Library) are fine if you can keep them long enoughl. All other readings will be pdf files posted on CANVAS
ISBN: 9780061120077
Tree grows in Brooklyn., Author: Betty Smith ; with a foreword by Anna Quindlen., Publisher: Harperperennial modern classics 1st Harper 2006
ISBN: 9780143035572
The mind at work : valuing the intelligence of the American worker, Author: Mike Rose, Publisher: Viking [Reprint.] 2004
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