Summer A 2021

LECTURE

US INTELLECTUAL HISTORY 1865-PRESENT, HIST UN2478S

Benjamin J. Serby

This course examines major themes in U.S. intellectual history since the Civil War. Among other topics, we will examine the public role of intellectuals; the modern liberal-progressive tradition and its radical and conservative critics; the uneasy status of religion in a secular culture; cultural radicalism and feminism; critiques of corporate capitalism and consumer culture; the response of intellectuals to hot and cold wars, the Great Depression, and the upheavals of the 1960s. Required of all American Studies majors and concentrators. **Freedom & Citizenship in the United States may be substituted.**

 

SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR, AMST UN3990S

Casey N. Blake

A seminar devoted to the research and writing, under the instructor’s supervision, of a substantial paper on a topic in American studies. Required of American Studies students doing Senior Research projects.