Sep 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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AMST 145 A-Z - Special Topics in American Studies

Semester Hours: 3

Every Other Semester

An exploratory course analyzing American culture through the works of American writers. Each semester centers upon particular themes, ideas, or topics broad enough to permit the student to become acquainted with the diversity of America’s past and present.


Current Special Topics

AMST 145F: (CC) Native American Literature

In this class on Native American literature, we’ll read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by indigenous writers. The readings will address the political, social, economic, and cultural consequences of the U.S. conquest for indigenous communities and individuals. Topics we will consider include the relationship between oral traditions and written literature, indigenous identities in the contemporary U.S. and questions of authenticity, the tensions between competing worldviews, syncretism, cultural imperialism and various forms of resistance to it, and genocide and survival.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: WSC 001 or WSC 002.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Two of the following: ENGL 070 , 072 , 144 ; HIST 013 , 014C , or permission of the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule. (Formerly 145; Readings in American Studies.)

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