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This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, and politics of the United States. It stresses how the national idea of America has evolved, and how artists, labourers, immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and others, have grappled with the conflicting definition of what it means to be "American."
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
This course explores the theory and method of American Studies, emphasizing interdisciplinary examinations of U.S. culture, including institutional and cultural traces of Anglo-European colonialism, the effect of their contact with Indigenous and African peoples, immigration, racism, nationalism, war, individualism, communitarianism, religion, government, rights, popular culture, and the arts.
Antirequisite(s): The former American Studies 2200E.
In the increasingly polarized culture of the US, one American’s dream often seems to be another American’s nightmare. This course introduces key ideas in American culture (the American Dream, American Exceptionalism, and American Identity), and examines recent socio-political movements such as #Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and White Nationalism.
What defines being “American”? How is the American identity constructed, and how and why is it frequently contested? This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the meaning(s) and definition(s) of American identity from multiple viewpoints, and within the context of US history, politics, regions, values, and culture.
This course examines the major works and interpretive methods of American Studies, exploring in theoretical and empirical detail the ideas of "identity," through the art, literature, politics, economics, media and history of the United States. Emphasis will be placed on understanding interdisciplinarity and new critical methods of exploring American life.
Prerequisite(s): The former American Studies 2200E.
The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open to fourth-year honors students who have acheived an average of at least 80% in their third year of the American Studies program. Permission of the department is also required.
The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open only to fourth-year honors students who have achieved an average of at least 80% in their third year of the American Studies program. Permission of the department is also required.