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ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American culture. We concentrate on assembling a toolbox of critical skills for making interpretive arguments about aspects of culture in their historical moment, including examples from literature, film, music, photography, painting, and landscape, among others. Each week will be organized around a question that shapes our inquiry and method of approach--anything from "What have Indians meant?" to "Why do we enjoy imagining the destruction of New York?" We will also have guest lectures from faculty in American Studies representing a range of interests and disciplines.


Instructor(s): Carlo Rotella

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Jan-18