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Academic Year 2005/2006
Arts in America
AMST 154 SP
This course is a study of selected works of architecture, fiction, film, music, painting, photography, poetry, and sculpture of the people of the United States. Three representative artists will be chosen for each
The course is a survey, not a complete history. What makes a piece American? What can parallels and exchanges between one art and another tell us about the culture? How does the culture inform individual works and
artists? How has America's attitude toward arts and artists affected their development?
Uncle Tom's Cabin (play), O'Neill, Faulkner, Twain, Dickinson, Whitman, Joplin, Ives, Jazz; films of Griffith, Ford, Eastwood.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Midterm hour test, library exercise, listening assignments; final examination (take-home).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Course fee: $40. Movie showing outside class time (M approx. 4:30-6:30, Cinema): Special arrangements for athletes announced at first class. Light reading, heavy contact time. Attendance is required: after two
absences I send you a warning note, after
three I drop you from the course. Movies (unless other arrangements has been made for athletes) are a required class. Two more special lectures will be held on Friday afternoons: attendance is required. The course is
graded A-F; all written work must
be typed (it will not be read if it is not) and must be submitted on time; there are no incompletes in this course. All grades (except for calculation error) are final.
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