This unit will discuss key texts from politics, history, English, film studies, and music to critically examine the United States from multiple angles, including race and racism, gender, political culture, regionalism, and religion.
Students will study works ranging from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America to the film Birth of a Nation with the aim of developing a critical appreciation of both classic and contemporary debates about American society.
The unit will conclude with a discussion of the ways American Studies as a field deals with these longstanding debates in innovative and challenging ways. Students will have the chance to develop a substantial primary source–driven research project.
Available in Semester 2, 2022
1 x 1 hour lecture per week
1 x 2 hour tutorial per week
12 Senior Credit Points of American Studies including AMST2601 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
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