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