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    James Madison University
   
 
  Jan 20, 2018
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

AMST 200. Introduction to American Studies


3.00
This interdisciplinary course will highlight the student's role in interrogating the cultural and political function of representations of America in literature, history, philosophy, religion, popular culture, music and art. Students will gain an understanding of why definitions of American identity matter and learn about the contemporary debates that inform the discipline of American Studies today. Questions about the changing role of national studies in the face of globalization are central. May be used for general education credit.