AMST 0210

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 and minors. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
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AMCV 0210

Sections in Fall 2007

Fall 2007

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