MAKING AMERICA: FROM POCAHONTAS TO JAZZ AND PROHIBITION

HIS3MAM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the social and cultural history of the USA and the meaning of 'Americanness'. Starting immediately after the foundation of the Republic and finishing with the era of gangsters, jazz and prohibition, our theme throughout is the making of a distinctive 'American' vision. We explore the connections between major events like the Civil War, and longer term changes like the role of women, with the art and culture they generated. In the wealth and power of industrialisation, immigration, and urbanisation lay the conflict and dynamism that was the source of a uniquely modern culture.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Kirkby

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year History and/or 30 credit points of first year Art History

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARH2MAM, ARH3MAM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReading American ArtPreliminaryMarianne Doezema and Elizabeth MilroyYALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse contunuity and change in specific period and place

Activities:
One 2000 word essay; one short answer test; one final examiniation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Analyse ethical and cultural issues raised by historical topic

Activities:
One 2000 word essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Identify and assimilate original primary sources and historians' work.

Activities:
One 2000 word essay; one short answer test; one final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

04. Identify and use reflectively visual sources presented in class and others the student has found

Activities:
One 2000 word essay, one short answer text; one final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

05. Reflect critically on sources and lines of argument

Activities:
One 2000 word essay; one final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Write properly-references essays using primary and secondary sources in a sustained argument.

Activities:
One 2000 word essay with annotated bibliography
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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