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 will seem quite unlike any course you've had before.


Each of these project will be posted on your HomePage by the dates indicated in the syllabus.

The larger objective of this semester's work is to prepare ourselves for conceiving, designing and building a new AS@UVA site in the spring, the 1930s.