Key Issues in American Culture


Week-by-week, students will be asked to examine defining moments in US cultural history and look at its impact on the American psyche. Blending written texts with works of visual art and elements of high and ‘low’ culture, the unit explores conflict and innovation in US culture.


Taught in Semester 2, 2019
1 x 2 hour class per week
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Hannah Blyth
Hannah Blyth switched to the Master of US Studies program after taking one of our units. "I found the quality of academic teaching and course subject matter so engaging that I decided to make the transition."


60% weekly reflective journal (4000 words)
30% research paper (2000 words)
10% seminar participation

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