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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.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = ENGL 102, and a minimum of 30 creditsDegree Students OnlyStudents may not take more than one 200G ( Intermediate Seminar) course.

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