SOCI005 - AMERICAN SOCIETY

What is American Society? The literary critic, Leslie Fielder once wrote,"...to be an American...precisely to imagine a destiny rather than to inherit one; since we have always been, insofar as we are Americans at all, inhabitants of myth rather than history..." In this course we will explore the elements of the myth that form the basis of the civil religion as well as the facts on the ground that contradict our conceptions of American Society. Examples of mythic elements and their contradiction that we will explore are: A nation founded to pursue liberty and freedom yet allowed slavery, equality of opportunity and persistent structural inequality, and a welcoming of the Immigrant coupled with a suspicion of the outsider.
Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only)
Section 001 - LEC
MW 0200PM-0300PM
BOSK, CHARLES
EDUCATION BUILDING 203
Section 201 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
CEPA, KENNAN
MCNEIL BUILDING 103
Section 202 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
CEPA, KENNAN
MCNEIL BUILDING 103