USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture

Description:

This unit proposes a week-by-week engagement with some of the defining moments in US cultural history. Working from the premise that ideas in the US are cultural and political acts, the unit constructs a chart of the nation’s salient (and often critical) intellectual projections. Blending written texts with works of visual art, high with ‘low’ culture, the course offers a close encounter with a misunderstood intellectual tradition and shows its relevance to the present.

USSC6914 is a core unit in the Masters of US Studies, taught in an intensive 10-week mode of weekly 3-hour seminars.

Topics:

  • 2012 || Founding documents, Founding moments | Individualism, Success & Failure | Race & Slavery | Race & Equality | Immigration | Religion | Violence | Region | Popular Culture
  • 2011 || Ideals & Icons | Individualism, Success & Failure | Race & Slavery | Race & Equality | Immigration | Religion | Violence | Region | Popular Culture | War
  • 2009 || Ideals & Icons | Individualism | Race & Slavery | Race: Mixed & Married | Race & Equality | Immigration | Religion | Violence¬† | Popular Culture | War
  • 2008 || Ideals & Icons | Individualism | Race & Slavery | Race & Equality | Immigration | Religion | Violence | Sex | Popular Culture | War

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