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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

AMST A200 - Comparative American Identities

Examines the formation of legal, social, cultural, and economic identities within the United States and within U.S.-controlled territories. Who counts as “American”? To what ends have citizens and non-citizens assumed, claimed, or refused “American” identity? This course employs a comparative frame in considering elite and subordinated classes (and/or genders, races, ethnicities, sexualities); institutional and counter-cultural forms of self-definition; official history and alternative acts of collective memory.

Cr. 3.