AMST-200 American Dreams/American Lives (3)


This course explores the American Dream as a historically contingent concept that was crucial to the creation of national identity and social unity, but which has always been contested. The course centers marginalized perspectives and engages their alternative dreams and visions. Students analyze and synthesize multiple kinds of primary sources (such as speeches, fiction, film, music, art) and disciplinary perspectives (sociology, history, economics, cultural studies, ethnography) to better appreciate the diversity of U.S.-American lives and cultures. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Diversity and Equity. Usually Offered: fall.

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