HIST 4876 American Studies Seminar: New England (Fall: 3 )
This interdisciplinary seminar will explore both the persistence and the evolution of regionalism in American culture through a semester-long study of New England. Course readings will incorporate some historical material but the primary interest will be the varieties of contemporary New England life. Among the themes examined will be the transformation of maritime communities; post-industrialism in the region's small cities; the complexities of environmentalism; and the meanings of popular sport. Forms to be considered include contemporary non-fiction. Sudents will pursue a journalistic research essay on a topic of their own choosing.
Instructor(s): David Quigley and Dean of A&S
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13