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The First Gilded Age: Art and Culture in the U.S. 1865-1913
ARHA 276
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 206

Rapid advances in technology, a volatile economy, interventionist foreign policy, and the widening gap between rich and poor in the United States are among the trends that have prompted scholars and pundits to announce that currently we are living in the "new" Gilded Age. In this course about the first Gilded Age--defined here as the period from Appomattox (1865) to the Armory Show (1913)--we shall explore the role played by artists, writers, and other cultural arbiters (politicians, collectors, museum professionals, and critics) in defining and defending or critiquing the ideologies and institutions that embodied the contradictions of the era.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
In this course students will be expected to engage in the critical analysis of works of art and literature as cultural texts, studying in particular the modes and circumstances of production and reception.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

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