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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 415AM - American Culture

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
What exactly do we mean when we talk about American culture(s) in the new millennium? How do we as Americans view ourselves, and how do others perceive us? This course will explore what is uniquely American about our society’s behavior, beliefs, institutions, and arts and entertainment venues. Readings will include works from anthropologists, historians, journalists, and other scholars who will draw upon their observations of events and trends in American culture. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand primary aspects of American culture as it has been represented through various World Fairs or expositions held from the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries
  • Critically examine the social, political, economic, technological, and popular cultural currents at work in America during this period
  • Understand more about American culture through such topics as racism, sexism, eugenics, innovations, and economic cycles

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Dr. Jennifer Farrell

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