American Culture in Global Perspective
Session
Six Week - First
Class Number
2679
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 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)
Notes
AMST 352 War and Terrorism in American Culture; What changed with regard to lived experience, media and culture in the new millennium? How have a War on Terror and significant changes in privacy and surveillance in the U.S. been imbricated into American culture in the aftermath of and response to 9/11? How did artists in literature, film, music, digital media and video respond to the attack and its impact on American life? In this course we will look at critical theory, rhetoric and art since 9/11 and ask questions about cultural consumption during America since then. This is a synchronous online course. Students are expected to attend class online during the days/times listed in the meeting pattern. It requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Dabrina Taylor
Meets
We 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dates
06/01/2021 - 07/09/2021
Room
WEB
Instruction Mode
Online
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
6
Seats Open
24
Class Capacity
30
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
5