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Fall 2021
May 26,2022
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AMER 306 - CULTURES OF THE AMERICAN LEFT
This course examines cultural expressions of American left wing radicalism in the 20TH and 21ST centuries. By tracing changing definitions of dominance and resistance in punctuated eras of Left activism, we will assess the history of numerous creative expressions and their relationship to social movements and dissent politics. Lining our discussions will be themes like racism and sexism, economic inequality and homophobia, and the ways in which different individuals and groups have struggled against stereotypes and the status quo in domestic and international ways. Ultimately, we will endeavor to answer the questions: Why are Mark Twain, Emma Goldman, Malcolm X, Talib Kweli, or Angela Davis oppositional figures in U.S. history? What makes photographs, literature, monuments, or music vehicles for dissent locally as well as globally?
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Politics & Soc., MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity, OLD GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE, WRITING INTENSIVE

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR AMER 306

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

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