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Featured Course: Gender and Inequality in America

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Gender and Inequality in America

  Gender inequality has a huge influence on everyday life, whether we notice or not. The most glaring example of gender inequality exists in the workplace, in the form of occupation and wage. In 2015, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that women earn an average 20% less than their male counterparts, despite holding more college and graduate degrees. This […]

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Featured Course: American Culture in a Global Perspective

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  While the American Dream means different things to different people, a recognizable “good life” that communicates the American Dream often revolves around consumption: well-appointed homes, cars that signal status, the elaborate Promposals, weddings, and vacations shared on Facebook or Instagram. Explore all this and more in AMST 352: American Culture in a Global Perspective, a comparative study into how […]

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Featured Course: Studies in Asian American Culture

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  One of the best ways to track cultural contributions is through literature and film. AMST 375 – Studies in Asian American Culture explores the role of cultural expression and artistic representation in Asian American culture as it attempts to establish a sense of belonging and cultural presence in the U.S. The course begins with historical information on patterns of immigration for various […]

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Featured Course: American Culture in Global Perspective

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AMST 352

  Facebook. Fast food. The TV show Friends. The consumable objects and activities that make up what we call popular culture or consumer culture circle the globe millions of times every day. In the process, they carry images of “the good life” recognized around the world as the American Dream, both shaping and reflecting the complex technological, political and economic […]

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Featured Course: Studies in Popular Culture

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Popular Culture

What do Netflix, Scandal, Twitter and Street Fighter all have in common? They’re all part of the mass-mediated universe of celebrities, film, television, and video games that make up American popular culture. In AMST 325: Studies in Popular Culture, students explore this mass-mediated universe in to examine the many ways that it shapes how Americans see their world and themselves. […]

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