ENG 219 - American History and Culture
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Why study American history? What can we learn from the grand, flawed experiment of American democracy?
Unit 1: The Foundations of Government
From it's humble beginnings as a group of tiny colonies, the United States fights for and wins independence from England and creates the world's longest surviving constitutional democracy.
Unit 2: America's First Peoples
We take a look at the indigenous peoples who were living and thriving in North America long before the arrival of the Europeans.
Film Study: Hostiles (2020)
Unit 3: Slavery and the Civil War
We explore the terrible legacy of American slavery, from the horrors of the Middle Passage to the fight against segregation.
Unit 4: Modernism
Unit 5 - America as Superpower
Unit 6: Postmodernism
Film Study: The Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)