AMCULT 100 - What is an American?
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
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? These are key questions in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies (at the University of Michigan we call it American Culture). This course, taught by a historian, will provide a broad introduction to these questions as they emerged since 1776, but concentrating on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with some exploration of recent and even current events. This course meets the Race and Ethnicity skills requirement, offering an opportunities for students to develop academic skills and knowledge crucial to navigating a diverse society. As a means for learning about race and ethnicity, as well as other forms of social difference including religion, gender, sexual orientation, and class, we will explore stories told about liberty and equality, about what it means to be American. Assignments include viewing and reading a wide variety of documents: legal cases, film, memoirs, essays, and literature.

Course Requirements:

Exams, Papers

AMCULT 100 - What is an American?
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001 (LEC)
 
27435
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
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27436
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0
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
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27437
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
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27438
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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30902
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
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30903
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
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30904
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1
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9781592405732
Our patchwork nation : the surprising truth about the "real" America, Author: Dante Chinni and James Gimpel., Publisher: Gotham Books 1. print. 2010
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