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American Dreams - AMST2701

Year - 2018

This unit introduces students to the complex richness of 'Americanness' and prepares them for the Major in American Studies. Divided into historically grounded modules (Race; Religion; Gender; Politics; Region), the unit will approach each from a variety of angles: the historiographical, the literary, the cultural, the political, the cinematic. It will open lines of interrelation between historical and imaginary forms in the construction and ongoing redefinition of the United States.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x 1500 wds Reading Response (30%), 1x 10 min In-class presentation (15%), 1x 2000 wds Research Essay (40%), x Tutorial Participation notes (15%)

Pre-requisites

18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies

Details

Faculty: University-wide

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: United States Studies Centre
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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