American Studies

Course details for summer 2015 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in summer 2014 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to American Studies

CAS AM 200

Topic for Summer 2014: Touring New England. Intensive three week course. Investigates the multi-faceted themes of American society and culture through a survey of the history of New England tourism. The rise of New England tourism in the early nineteenth century led to a flourishing of literature, art, and mythology that shaped, and continues to shape, the way Americans understand their environment. Through an examination of novels, paintings, guidebooks, architecture, and other cultural artifacts, this course seeks to understand the role tourism plays in defining American experiences. 4 cr.

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