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Spring 2012
Apr 24,2014
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AMER 237 - AMERICAN EMPIRE
This course evaluates various definitions and cultural expressions of American empire beginning in the late 19th century and continuing to the present day. We will discuss U.S. foreign relations and the changing field of global politics by analyzing these developments through a variety of analytical lenses. This journey will involve different ideas about political purpose and ethical responsibility around America's place in the world as envisioned by policy makers, activists, intellectuals, and cultural producers. Underlying our conversations will be how categories like race, gender, class, and religion relate to ideas about democracy, modernity, and intervention, as well as aesthetic qualities concerning cultural value. Our focus will be on a smattering of cultural forms--such as film, music, literature, and protest movements--that have illustrated the contentious debates over American nationalism and imperial desire in the modern era.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Amer in the World, GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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