MAKING AMERICA: FROM POCAHONTAS TO JAZZ AND PROHIBITION
Credit points: 15
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.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Kirkby
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year History and/or 30 credit points of first year Art History
Incompatible subjects ARH2MAM, ARH3MAM
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Reading American Art||Preliminary||Marianne Doezema and Elizabeth Milroy||YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDiane Kirkby
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 1.5 hour exam||Third-year students will be expected to show a greater achievement of discipline-specific skills in their written work than second-year students.||35|
|one 2000-word essay||40|
|one short answer test||25|