HIS 362 American Visual Culture, 3 credits
This course will explore the ways that visual culture illuminates and alters our understanding of major themes and eras in U.S. history. Drawing upon popular culture, objects, films, monuments, architecture, and other artworks, this course explores the ways in which history can be taught and learned through images. The course investigates the ways in which different visual media documented, articulated, and embodied social, cultural, and political issues, ideas, and identities from the American Revolution through the end of the Cold War.
Prerequisite: Completion of the History/Political Science Core.
Spring 2015, and alternate years thereafter