Courses in American Culture (Division 315)

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

201. American Values. (3). (HU).
Section 101 Tradition and Resistance.
The first section of this course examines the foundations of some of the United States' most widely held stories about itself from the Puritan's errand in the wilderness with the colony as a "city upon a hill" to the language of revolution, republicanism and independence in core documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, to the Emersonian insistence on self-reliance and individualism. The remainder of the course examines the ways that various social groups women, workers, immigrants, African-Americans, among others have been excluded from these national narratives, and the way they responded by adopting, transforming, or rejecting these narratives in politically and culturally oppositional ways. Requirements are two short papers and a final. Readings probably a course pack may include a Puritan sermon, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and selections from Emerson, Thoreau, Lincoln, Betty Friedan, Woodrow Wilson, Frederick Douglass, Cornel West, Alain Locke, among others. (Dillard, Niklaus)

301. Topics in American Culture. (1-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.
Section 101 Age of Anxiety: Art in the Soviet Union and the United States from the Depression to World War Two.
For Spring Term, 1994, this section is jointly offered with History of Art 394.101. (Binstock/Wolf)

421/Soc. 423. Social Stratification. (2). (Excl).

See Sociology 423. (Mizruchi)

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