The American Studies programs and the History degree program are now offering online (i-course) summer courses at ASU New College.
AMS 330 Documenting American Lives (i-course) – examines the ideology of the “American Dream” and the manner in which ‘social class’ shapes the life chances of individuals in different parts of the social class structure, from the underclass and the working poor, to the most wealthy sectors of the United States. The course draws on ethnographic studies and memoirs to explore these issues. Associate Professor Gloria Cuadraz
AMS 326 Popular Culture (i-course) – This course provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the relationships between American life and popular culture. Beginning with definitions of popular culture and high culture, we will examine how pop culture shapes and is shaped by films, advertising, stereotypes, gender expectations, popular music, television, and American life as a whole.
HST 110 United States Since 1865 (i-course) – Examining American history from the post-Civil War era to the present, HST 110 will include an in-depth exploration of the 1893 World’s Fair as an example of Gilded Age America, and the use of Dr. Seuss’ political cartoons as sources of World War II isolationism. This course includes weekly assignments and short quizzes, and will encourage student participation and engagement through Voice thread posts and playing devil’s advocate with one another. Dr. Karin Enloe, Faculty Associate
AMS 335 American Biography (i-course)
AMS 326 Film and Society – This course looks at twentieth-century American culture and society through film. By viewing movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, American Beauty, and Pulp Fiction, we will analyze and evaluate how motions pictures create a mirror of American society. To that end, students will learn how to “read” these films as cultural texts that help us better understand American popular culture.
HST 100 Global History to 1500 (i-course)
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