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Contemporary U.S. Politics
Winter 2024 not offered

This course will focus on contemporary politics in the United States. We will cover topics such as populism and the Trump presidency; current political narratives concerning immigration; the rise of the "alt-right"; debates over free speech, race and civil rights, state violence and mass incarceration, militarism, and reproductive rights; as well as climate change and the possibilities of environmental justice. This course functions as an introduction to the American studies major and will familiarize students with central methodologies and issues within the field. In this immersive Winter Session course, we will work together with primary sources and critical scholarship in an interactive and discussion-based format. Assignments will include scholarly and popular critiques, as well as visual media such as film and television.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

Last Updated on MAR-02-2024
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