Statement of Purpose


This course is designed to introduce students to both the field of American Studies and the use of computing technology in the location, acquisition, analysis, and presentation of materials relating to American culture.


The format of this course should, in some ways, seem usual and familiar: we will meet three times a week in Pavilion VIII, you will be asked to do a significant amount of reading and writing, and there will be something like a final examination. At the same time, I hope that, in many ways, it seems quite unlike any course you've had before.


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