Mar 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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AMST 352 - American Culture in Global Perspective

(3.00)
This course is an interdisciplinary, comparative study of selected aspects of American life. Using materials and approaches from various disciplines, the course will illuminate the meaning and history of particular American social structures, cultural values and ideological themes by placing them in global perspective. Topics vary each semester but have included the history, structure and experience of American and South African race relations; the uses and meanings of "freedom" and "democracy" during the 18th-century American Revolution and 20thcentury collapse of Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe; the purpose and definitions of family life, civic life and nature in Euro-American and Native-American cultures; and the interdependence of gendered economies in the United States and Mexico. Recommended Preparation One lower-level social sciences or humanities course focused on American society or culture.

Course ID: 52155
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)



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