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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 Indian Cultures

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ANTH 326

  Many people fail to realize the cultural diversity of groups indigenous to the Americas. This summer, examine the issues of representation and identity in contemporary North American Indian communities, including the role of anthropological interpretation and its impact on the perceptions of Native America. Drawing on contemporary ethnographic studies, ANTH 326 – American Indian Cultures emphasizes the economic and political adaptations […]

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Featured Course: Film and Society in China

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Everyone watches movies around the world, but sometimes we forget that the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the latest Nicholas Sparks novel-turned-romance-film aren’t the only options for movie-goers outside of the U.S. Each culture has its own famous, unique films that can teach viewers about different societies and cultures. MLL 220 – Film and Society in China takes students through the last 100 years of Chinese […]

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Featured Course: Cultural Anthropology

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  We all know what culture is, but we have a hard time describing it. That is what Anthropology tries to do. Anthropologists want to know the why behind rituals, family social structures, food, and everything that is an expression of culture (which is basically everything). So, while this is a seemly simple question, it is actually pretty hard to […]

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