AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Section: 003 Getting In: What College Means in America
Term: FA 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

We begin with ‘the knowledge in the room,’ learning what seminar members can teach one another, rooted in their stories. Study, jobs, families, places, activism, service, advocacy--they all matter. Our questions: How have people worked and fought for college opportunities—and what do we mean by “opportunity” anyway? What stories circulate about college? In gentrifying cities? In processes of “financialization”? On buildings and lands carrying histories that declare themselves—or not? What narratives inhabit legal rulings and enable or deny educational citizenship? What inter-generational stories are told within families about opportunities bequeathed, bartered for, improvised? How do we make sense of these stories, while telling our own? Finally will use the frameworks of “purposeful work”, “intercultural maturity,” “projective agency,” and “freedom dreams” to anticipate post-graduate lives.

AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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