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BISAMS 305 Power, Dissent, and American Culture (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV A. PADILLA, C. WALSH
Focuses on the relationships between power, inequality, resistance, and difference in the United States. Examines the concept of America through intersecting categories of race, gender, sexuality, class, place, citizenship, slavery, nationalism, empire, immigration, and social change. Uses diverse sources to study culture, politics, and history. Prerequisite: Either BIS 216, BIS/BEDUC 255, BIS 256, BIS 257, BIS 258, or BIS 265.
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BISAMS 363 Conflict and Connection in the Americas (5) I&S
Examines the Americas as a geographical and historical region. Applies a variety of approaches to specific topics and events, with particular attention to the interplay of politics and culture. Stresses interaction of local, regional, and global dynamics such as colonialism, migration, and slavery. Stresses diverse interpretive approaches within American Studies.
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BISAMS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Examines in detail one (or more) case of social, political, legal, and/or cultural conflict, focusing on how it has been remembered, reconstructed, and reimagined, both textually and institutionally. Stresses diverse interpretive and methodological approaches within American Studies.
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BISAMS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV
Examines how contested discourses of racial, ethnic, and national difference have shaped ideas about citizenship and "American" identities. Focuses on the relationship between these discourses and social, economic, and political practices and policies. Stresses diverse interpretive approaches within American Studies.
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BISAMS 368 Sex, Love, Romance (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV
Examines how ideologies and practices of sex, love, and romance have structured American political relations and everyday life. Focuses on the relationship between public and private life, social and gender roles, race and reproduction, among other topics. Stresses diverse interpretive approaches and methodologies within American Studies.
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BISAMS 369 American Culture and Mass Media (5) I&S
Combines an introduction to analytical methods for understanding mass media with the critical study of American cultural practices and structures. Applies analytical tools to a multimedia production.
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