Course Number 0626-1511-01
Course Name What is American Studies?
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Dr. Yoav FromerContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2020/1
Day Tue
Hours 12:00-14:00
Building Webb Languages
Room 001
Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

What does America stand for? What does it mean to be an American? And subsequently, who 'is' considered an American - and who is not? These are the core questions - as timely as ever - that we will seek to explore during the semester. This course will introduce students to American Studies, as both an academic discipline that we study as well as a contested idea to be debated. It surveys the increasingly broadening fields of study that fall under the rubric of American Studies - literature, history, social sciences, cinema, music and art - and teaches students 'how to' conduct research by applying or combining them. At heart, the course seeks to give students a 'taste' of the excitingly diverse, and constantly evolving, flavors of American Studies in order to help them locate a particular area/topic/era/methodology that they might wish to pursue in a more advanced manner in their later studies.

Grading and Assignments

Class Participation (including short response paper) - 25%

midterm exam (in class) - 25%

Final Paper 50%

Full syllabus will be available to registered students only
Course Requirements

Midterm exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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