American Studies Overview

Course Description:  The focus of this course is on how various groups within American Society have been impacted by historical, political and economic events.  More importantly it offers an investigation into how these groups have shaped an American identity by their participation in social movements arising from and related to the events of their time period.  It will provide students with a deeper understanding of American culture in various time periods and impacts of historical events not just upon society as a whole but also upon segments of society.  It will encourage students to make historical assessments and evaluations relevant to participating in an American society.