AMCULT 212 - Motor Nation: Car Cultures, Race, and Gender
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class analyzes and studies the history and evolution of cars and car cultures in the United States and its influence in Michigan. It uses the intersections of gender, class, race, and historicity as points of departure to understand the unique relationship that America has with cars, the car industry, and its developments. This class explores cars not just as transportation devices, but rather as a system of meanings and values, and as an everyday ubiquitous cultural product influenced by economic, political, and social forces.

Course Requirements:

The course requires regular participation in lectures and discussion sections, timely completion of reading, and active involvement in the analysis of the film, Car advertising, and a visit to the FORD Car Museum. Students will write a final research project on an aspect of the Car industry. The class is divided into three sections (History, Cultures, Futurities) of five (5) weeks, at the end of each one, there is an exam, for a total of three non-accumulative midterms. The exams include a series of multiple-choice, short answers, and a long essay. The exams are submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all undergraduate students at all levels, including both those majoring in Business, history as well as design. Students who are interested in the origin and evolution of transportation in the United States and its impact on society and racial, gender, and class relationships are encouraged to take this class.

Schedule

AMCULT 212 - Motor Nation: Car Cultures, Race, and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
31568
Open
15
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
31569
Open
6
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
31570
Open
1
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
31571
Open
2
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
31572
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
31573
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
31574
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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