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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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AM 101 - Introduction to American Studies


Credits: 4
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American culture, past and present. Emphasizes reading critically, thinking historically, practicing interdisciplinarity, and acknowledging diversity. Students will analyze and synthesize multiple kinds of primary sources (such as fiction, film, music, art) and disciplinary perspectives (sociology, economics, media criticism) to appreciate better the complexity of American life and culture.Topics change and may include, but are not limited to: American Cultural Geographies, Civil War in American Memory, A Humorous (Dis)Course, and 1968.
Note(s): (Fulfills social science requirement.)
R. Krefting, D. Nathan, G. Pfitzer, A. Wiley



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