looking for comparisons and contrasts, similarities and differences, not only in how our
topics relate to each other but also in how they touch our lives today, here in the South Bay
Classes will include both lecture and seminar formats; we might draw on insights from
history, literature, sociology, biography, philosophy, anthropology, theology, economics,
women’s studies, minority studies, labor studies, psychology, theatre, semiotics, political
science, or popular culture.
This course should develop your interdisciplinary capabilities,
strengthen your knowledge of this nation’s cultural development and change, challenge your
usually unquestioned beliefs, sharpen your critical reading and thinking strategies, and
heighten your communication skills, both in oral discourse and lucid composition.
What is the American Dream?