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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. It is not a survey of American cultural history; rather, we will concentrate on approaches, methods, and themes of interest as we assemble critical skills for making interpretive arguments about aspects of culture in their historical moment. The forms we analyze will include examples from literature, film, painting, music, theater, landscape, and architecture, among others. Members of the American Studies faculty will present guest lectures to highlight various aspects of the field.


Instructor(s): Lori Harrison-Kahan

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 11-Jan-16