Courses in American Culture (Division 315)

Unless otherwise stated, the permission required for the repetition for credit of specially designated courses is that of the student's concentration or B.G.S. adviser.

201. American Values. (4). (HU).

This course provides an overview of American cultural values from the European settlement to the present. Utilizing both historical and literary sources, the class will explore important problems in American history and connect them to pressing issues in contemporary American culture. Several of the most important topics addressed in the course are: the role of racial and ethnic minorities in the cultural history of the United States; the experiences of American women; industrialization and the problem of labor; and the treatment of the physical environment. The course will have a lecture format with biweekly small discussion sections. Requirements include a midterm paper and a final exam.


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