John's mother, Olive Hamilton —a former school teacher, shared Steinbeck's passion for reading and writing. There he learned of the harsher aspects of the migrant life and the darker side of human nature, which supplied him with material expressed in such works as Of Mice and Men. He traveled to New York City where he took odd jobs while trying to write.
Other appropriate courses offered during the fall and spring semesters, or during the winter term, may be substituted for courses in category 2 at the discretion of the program director. The director or minor advisor will also approve courses to count in category 3.
Obie Porteous economics This program offers a minor in African Studies to students who complete the following requirements: When given the option to pursue independent research projects in these courses, students are expected to choose Africa-related topics to contribute to their minor: Other courses offered during the fall, winter, or spring terms, or at affiliated institutions abroad, may be substituted for the above listed courses at the discretion of the program director.
As a general rule, no more than one course from a study abroad program will be counted towards the fulfillment of the minor. Students writing honors theses will undertake an additional term of independent research and writing AMST Three AMST electives, two of which must be numbered or higher.
Courses may not count toward both the elective and concentration requirements. Students should normally take this seminar in the Fall of their Junior year.
Where compelling circumstances make doing this impossible, arrangements to take the course as a senior may be made with the director of the American Studies program.
Seniors must complete either a one-credit research project and essay of approximately 30 pages, or, if otherwise qualified, a two-credit honors thesis of approximately 70 pages.
Equivalent work in other media may be possible. This seminar will focus on the development of sophisticated research skills, the sharing with peers of research and writing in progress, and the completion of a substantial research project.
Those writing one-credit essays will complete their projects over the course of this tutorial. Students writing two-credit honors theses will complete at least one chapter in the seminar and then continue work on the project over another term AMST in consultation with a faculty adviser.
To qualify for the writing of an honors thesis, a student must have a GPA of at least 3. Faculty will make determinations on the awarding of honors after theses are completed. Concentrations must bring together coherent clusters of four courses that address particular themes, periods, movements, or modes of thought and expression.
In consultation with an advisor and with approval of the program, students will develop an interdisciplinary concentration in one of these areas: Students will study popular cultural forms, their reception, and the history of their production in the United States.
Courses will especially focus on the conflicts between popular culture as a site of creativity and democratic empowerment on the one hand, and as a product of dominant commercialized cultural industries on the other.
Artistic and Intellectual Traditions: Students will focus on literary, religious, philosophical, and social thought and its expression in the United States. They will be encouraged to examine particular currents of thought e.
Course work may include the study of American regional geography, the historical and aesthetic dimensions of the built environment, the impacts of urban growth, suburbanization, or the imagining of utopian spaces.
People create meaning about their personal and public lives through cultural practices, but those practices take place within institutional and ideological structures. Relevant courses might explore ethics and religion; political parties and social movements; feminism and gender studies; and representation and visual culture.
Self-designed concentrations must be built in close consultation with a faculty advisor and should focus on a cultural theme or interdisciplinary area of inquiry. Potential topics might include: Students may major in AMST jointly with another discipline or program.
Required courses for a joint major in AMST are: Students may complete a minor in American Studies by taking the following courses: Study Abroad for American Studies Majors: The faculty members of the Program in American Studies recognize the benefits of cross-cultural learning and encourage majors to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.
Often students returning from study abroad undertake senior work that responds to their cultural learning while abroad. We encourage students to take courses in their study abroad program that focus on the host culture and thereby allow the best opportunity for cultural comparison.
American Studies majors normally take AMSTa required seminar, in the fall semester of their junior year. Under compelling circumstances that leave only the fall available as an option for study abroad, majors may be able to take AMST in the fall semester of their senior year.
Such arrangements must be discussed in advance with, and approved by, the director of the American Studies program. The American Studies program enjoys being host to exchange students from the American studies programs at the Universities of East Anglia and Nottingham in Great Britain.
American Representations of Crime and Violence Fall In this course we will offer an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and identity.According to the American Library Association Steinbeck was one of the ten most frequently banned authors from to , with Of Mice and Men ranking sixth out of .
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