America 360

This course is a modern examination of American History through the cultural lens. In this class, students will study modern American history through the multiple mediums of American culture (film, literature, music, art, etc.) This will be done through viewing, writing, and discussing both historical and contemporary pieces on topics related to the political, social, economic, and racial history of the United States. Grouped chronologically and thematically, students will examine the historiography of movements including but not limited to: revolution, slavery, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam. Besides examining these historical events, students will examine the legacy of racism, poverty, corruption, patriotism, civics, and ideology on contemporary American culture. In addition to the multimedia’s historical and cultural importance, the course will also concentrate on appreciation and the study of the various mediums as well.