American Culture in Global Perspective
Session
Mini Session
Class Number
1239
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Description
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 20th-century 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.
Class Attributes
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Culture (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Culture (GFR)
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Dabrina Taylor
Meets
TuTh 9:30am - 12:00pm
Dates
01/03/2017 - 01/27/2017
Room
TBA
Instruction Mode
Hybrid
Campus
Shady Grove
Location
Shady Grove
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
15
Seats Open
10
Class Capacity
25
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5