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Introduction to American Studies

Offers an interdisciplinary study of the values, beliefs, cultures, and social systems of the United States and its many diverse populations. The course integrates a variety of methods and disciplines to help develop skills in critical analysis, communication, cultural knowledge, and self-reflection that contribute to students’ desire to shape the world beyond the university setting. Through examination of popular, artistic, and political culture, market trends, and the public and private experience of Americans, past and present, the course explores the values and beliefs that have shaped the experience of American people across race, class, gender, ethnicity, and region.

Credit Hours:
Course Number:
IDIS 240
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