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American Humanities
AMERICAN HUM
CLASS CODE: HUM 266 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This survey course examines American art, architecture, music, literature, and film within a historical context. Students encounter the greatest American cultural achievements and discover the diverse influences that molded the arts in America.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Discussions include-but are not limited to-Art/Architecture: Defining the American Identity through Art and Architecture, Manifest Destiny, American Renaissance, America's Contribution to Modern Art; Music: Music in Early North America, The Growth of Popular Traditions, Music for Theater and Film, Tradition and Innovation in Concert Music; Literature: The New World and Its Nature, Public Discourse and the Formation of a National Character, Defining the American Intellect, Slavery and the Achievement of Selfhood.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Examine American art, architecture, music and literaturewithin a historical context.
Consider key works in visual arts, musical, and literary traditions, in a "search for the American Identity."
Identify selected key works, drawn from America's rich visual arts, musical, and literary traditions.
REQUIREMENTS: Short Essays
Oral Reports
Identification Quizzes
Exams
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001