081AMST-100B-1_1199135050 - [tentative schedule AMST100B...

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[tentative schedule] AMST100B SPRING 2008 GENERAL INFORMATION TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN CULTURE Instructor: Thomas Doherty Office: 315 Brown; Office phone: 781-736-3032 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00-12:00, or by appointment. COURSE GOALS : The purpose of this class is twofold: 1) to review the broad outlines of American culture in the 20 th century; 2) to sharpen our critical skills in interpreting media of all kinds— books, radio, film, TV, etc. As a necessary corollary to both tasks, you will develop and deploy a critical vocabulary. You will demonstrate your progress towards these goals in two critiques, two comprehensive but non-cumulative exams, and during class discussions. COURSE REQUIREMENTS : The minimum requirements are: two critical papers (4-5 pages each, due on FEB 11 and MARCH 31 respectively), a midterm and a final exam (non-cumulative), and active awareness. The two essays and the exams are occasions to demonstrate a critical insight into the aesthetic quality, historical meaning, and cultural significance of the American literary tradition through 1900. GRADING
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course AMST 100b taught by Professor Doherty during the Spring '08 term at Brandeis.

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081AMST-100B-1_1199135050 - [tentative schedule AMST100B...

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