Topics in American Intellectual and Cultural History [Lecture] (3.0)
This course seeks to expose the student to some topics within the broad sweep of American intellectual and cultural history through lectures and especially through the reading and interpretation of literary documents (including novels, essays, belles letters, sermons, poems, and speeches) from the four centuries of the American experience. Particular attention may focus from year to year on a specific century. Thematic questions relating to America's peculiar notions of "progress" and "mission" are examined and provide the focus for the course as a whole.
(Offered alternate years)
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