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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 327 - American Frontiers (3)

This course will examine American history from a variety of perspectives and will interrogate the limits and margins of culture. We will study the concept of the frontier both literally and metaphorically and thus will cast a critical gaze on the geographic, historical, and ideological margins of American society. The course will consider the role of race, class, gender, religion, and other identity categories in the constitution of “the margins” of American culture in the past and present. We will investigate such topics as religious extremism, cultural diversity, and political extremism in order to challenge definitions of the “mainstream” but also to highlight cultural shifts. Meets the upper-division requirement for American History in the history major. 2015 CORE: Belief & Reason, Contribute.