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AMST4115: American Studies: Theory and Practice

2023 unit information

We will trace the intellectual evolution of American Studies since WWII. Using classic texts we examine key themes (race, gender, sexuality) and concepts (culture, empire, power) that have shaped American Studies, consider major methodological and theoretical frameworks and examine recent developments.

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United States Studies Centre

Code AMST4115
Academic unit United States Studies Centre
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically understand American Studies as a field and engage with the different approaches and methodologies scholars have used to analyse its key themes
  • LO2. examine a key theme in American Studies by identifying it, compiling a bibliography of related sources, and critically analysing the literature
  • LO3. communicate ideas and engage with the ideas of others.

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
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Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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