American Studies I: Foundation of 20th

Humanities (HUM)
Course Designator
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
Official Course Description

Along with HUM.252, this two-semester sequence centers on American cultural myths and values, examining their origins, development, and current manifestations (e.g. ideas of equality, the frontier, competition, pursuit of happiness, liberty, destiny, etc.) The approach is historical, using materials from literature, popular culture, and historical studies. The course centers on discussion stemming from assigned readings for which the instructor sets the cultural and historical context. Students desiring social science credit should register for HIS.251.

Upcoming Offerings

Below is a list of the planned HUM.251 course sections for this semester and near future. The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date. Please keep in mind that course sections may be cancelled, changed, or otherwise altered before the course section start date.