UGRD > AMST > 240G
War in American Culture
The course examines American cultural productions (essays, novels, poems, films) centered on the nation's wars, focusing on the "American Way of War"; images of the soldier/veteran; and images of the enemy. Material is analyzed through the perspective of the Idealist, the Jingoist and the Dissenting-perspectives found in cultural artifacts dealing with America's wars. Counts toward the major in American studies. Capabilities addressed: Critical reading, critical thinking, clear writing.