AIM: This course aims to familiarize the students with the cultural history of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the era of globalization. It will also aspire to define various thematic approaches to cultural history, and will also explain the basic features of American popular history.
Ashby, LeRoy, With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture since 1830. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2006, selections from Chapters 5-12 (M.E.T.U. Library Call Number: E169.1 .A8525 2006).
Halttunen, Karen, ed. A Companion to American Cultural History. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008, selections from Chapters 12-30 (M.E.T.U. Library Call Number: E169.1 .C684 2008).
Introduction: American culture in the late nineteenth century
Final Exam: At the end of the semester, there will be an in-class final examination that will constitute 45% of the total final grade.
Attendance & Participation:Attendance and participation will constitute 25% of the total final grade.
CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM: Students who copy out material from the internet or from a book without acknowledging the source will automatically receive an F for that assignment and may be liable to further disciplinary action.