AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Fall 2022, Section 010 - The Office: Business, Technology and the Shape of Work in the West
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The Office explores the space in which work and business has been centered, the objects and technologies that have shaped and reshaped its functions, and the people that have worked within its walls. Through lectures, readings, and presentations that draw upon the scholarship and insight of a diversity of fields, it offers an object- and technology-centered history of the Western business workplace, and traces the key innovations in the structure and function of the office from Ancient Rome to the Zoom-space. This course will investigate the broad significance of seemingly everyday objects and the people that have used them and trace across space and time the mutual impact, interaction, and interconnectedness of business, technology, and society.

Course Requirements:

Lecture and section attendance and participation; technology presentation (in lieu of mid-term exam); thematic essay (final paper).

Intended Audience:

Majors and non-majors, any level.

Class Format:

Lecture/Discussion

Schedule

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26397
Open
6
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34104
Open
5
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
34124
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
34353
Open
34
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 LEC 001.
011 (DIS)
 In Person
34354
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 002.
013 (DIS)
 In Person
34357
Open
16
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 004.
016 (DIS)
 In Person
34360
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HISTORY 283 DIS 007.
017 (LEC)
 In Person
34836
Open
5
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: This is a meet-together with HIST 294.
018 (LEC)
 In Person
34980
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 362 sec 001.
019 (LEC)
 In Person
35235
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This is a meet-together with English 317 sec 002.

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