Mod. American Cult. 1830-1919

Formation of Modern American Culture I: 1830-1919
An introduction to the study of American culture from 1830 through World War I with an emphasis on the changing shape of popular, mass, and elite cultural forms. We will explore a widely-accepted scholarly notion that a new, distinctively national and modern culture emerged during this period and that particular ideas of social formation (race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.) came with it. We will practice the interdisciplinary interpretation of American culture by exploring a wide range of subjects and media: economic change, social class, biography and autobiography, politics, photo-journalism, novels, architecture, painting, and photography. Required of all American studies majors. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
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Spring 2016

AMST0210A-S16 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2015

AMST0210A-S15 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2014

AMST0210A-S14 Lecture (Nash)

Spring 2013

AMST0210A-S13 Lecture (Newbury)

Fall 2011

AMST0210A-F11 Lecture (Newbury)
AMST0210B-F11 Lecture (Newbury)

Fall 2010

AMST0210A-F10 Lecture (Allen)
AMST0210X-F10 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Y-F10 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Z-F10 Discussion (Allen)

Fall 2009

AMST0210A-F09 Lecture (Allen)
AMST0210X-F09 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Y-F09 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Z-F09 Discussion (Allen)

Fall 2008

AMST0210A-F08 Lecture (Allen)
AMST0210X-F08 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Y-F08 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Z-F08 Discussion (Allen)

Fall 2007

AMST0210A-F07 Lecture (Allen)
AMST0210X-F07 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Y-F07 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Z-F07 Discussion (Allen)

Fall 2006

AMST0210A-F06 Lecture (Allen)
AMST0210X-F06 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Y-F06 Discussion (Allen)
AMST0210Z-F06 Discussion (Allen)