American Culture and Thought
An examination of some of the major thinkers and cultural forms in American history from colonial times to the present. Particular attention is paid to the social and political context in which individuals and groups expressed themselves and their ideas. Areas of emphasis include political and social analysis, literary expression, and popular culture. Through successful completion of this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of the development and values of Western cultures, particularly as they relate to the United States, and the interrelations between people, systems and social forces. Offered alternate fall terms.