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2017 Units of Study

AMST2601 - American Foundations

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Assoc Prof Stephen Robertson, Department of History


This unit introduces students to the contradictory richness of 'Americanness' from an interdisciplinary standpoint and prepares them for the Major in American Studies. It is divided into different modules, each addressing a core national myth. We will approach each module from a variety of angles: historiographical, literary and visual, opening lines of interrelation between historical and imaginary forms in the construction and ongoing redefinition of the United States.


1x1500wd group presentation (30%) and 2x1500wd essays (2x30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


AMST1001 and HSTY1076 or HSTY1023

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