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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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AM 221 - American Studies: Methods and Approaches


Credits: 4
An introduction to American studies scholarship, methodologies, and approaches to the study of society and culture in the United States. Course materials include "classics" in American studies as well as the most recent scholarship: the "myth and symbol" school, the culture concept, psychoanalytic methodologies, new literary and feminist critiques, material culture and oral history resources, mass and popular culture analyses, with attention to issues of race, gender, class, and ethnicity throughout. The intent of the course is to offer students a variety of opportunities to sharpen their analytical, research, and writing skills from interdisciplinary and historiographic perspectives.
Note(s): Required of majors and minors in their sophomore or junior years.
B. Krefting, G. Pfitzer, D. Nathan



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