HIST 3452

HIST 3452

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course understands "myth" in the sense of "ideological construction."  So we'll be examining the intellectual and cultural life of Americans, over the last two centuries. The emphasis will be on identity, at both the personal and national level. We'll explore the ways in which different versions of "American Culture" have been constructed and contested. Central themes and subjects include individualism, militarism, belonging, technology, philosophy, and art, in addition to race, class, and gender. What cultural baggage are you carrying when you refer to "America" or "Americans"?  Over the years, has the idea of "America" been more unifying or more divisive?

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNA)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3452

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17120HIST 3452  LEC 001

  • 17122HIST 3452  DIS 201

  • 17123HIST 3452  DIS 202

  • 17124HIST 3452  DIS 203

  • 17125HIST 3452  DIS 204