This course offers a thematic and inquiry-based approach to the history and development of American culture from post-Civil War era to the late twentieth century.

The course examines significant examples of art, literature, theatre, music, film,  and other forms of creative expression while exploring the critical social, economic, and political themes, topics, and issues that influenced and shaped American society.

The course utilizes interdisciplinary materials in order to underscore multiple intellectual and methodological approaches to the subject.

The main themes and issues of the class are covered through a series of lectures and/or presentations, reading,  writing,  and film viewing assignments, and discussions and activities.