Instructor: Leah Montange
Mondays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Enrollment Cap: 60 seats
This course examines the politics, history and culture of the U.S. In doing so, it will ask the central questions: What is America? and who counts as American? This course concentrates on a series of moments in which different groups of Americans - such as women, African Americans, Indigenous people, immigrants, refugees, and workers - debated, struggled over, and changed the boundaries of who and what counts as American. We will draw from, analyze and contextualize a variety of primary source materials that make up defining moments in the contours of this debate, ranging from political, literary, and visual culture artifacts. Required for majors and minors, but open to all who meet pre-requisites.