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Junior Colloquium: Sites of the Self: Maps, Gardens, and Houses

AMST 205
Fall 2016 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement

We are where we are. We make ourselves out of the places we create and inhabit. This course examines three of the sites central to culture: maps, gardens, and houses. Each attempts to reveal an immaterial ideal in a material form: maps give a "god's eye" view of the world's totality; gardens recreate lost paradises; and houses embody their inhabitants. Using literature, images, and film, we will look at American sites and their histories. This colloquium explores issues of material and visual culture in American studies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CIVI-MN)

Last Updated on JUN-20-2024
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