This course is intended as an introduction to interdisciplinary thought; to American Studies as a field; and to the hemispheric and transnational intellectual direction of the American Studies program at Wesleyan. It's goal is to answer the question "What IS American Studies?" and will make connections to the fields best represented in our program - ethnic studies, queer studies, cultural studies and material culture - as well as to the social science and humanities fields that American Studies draws on.
The course will emphasize the different forms of evidence employed in American Studies, and the methods for reading them that American Studies' scholars employ.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Simon During, THE CULTURAL STUDIES READER (2ND ED.)
Louis Onuorah Chude-Sokei, THE LAST 'DARKY': BERT WILLIAMS, BLACK ON BLACK MINSTRELSY, AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Phil Deloria, PLAYING INDIAN
Jasbir Puar, TERRORIST ASSEMBLAGES: HOMONATIONALISM IN QUEER TIMES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 3-5 pp papers; a weekly writing journal.
|Instructor(s): Potter,Claire B. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 15||FR: 15|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 9||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 7|