American Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to American Studies

CAS AM 200

Topic for Summer 2015: Disasters in America. Intensive three-week course. The year 2015 marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina are valuable entryways to understanding what lies at the heart of American Studies: culture, history, and identity. Beginning with Katrina, this course will focus on disasters in various historical periods, including the Dust Bowl and the Titanic, and investigate the ways Americans have used disasters to make, remake, and unmake their identities and historical narratives. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (July 20-August 6)