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American Studies (AM ST)

AM ST 320 Pennsylvania Studies (3) Study of selected topics on the history, society, and culture of Pennsylvania (May be repeated for credit).

AM ST 320 Pennsylvania History and Culture (3)

This course will cover selected topics on the history, society, and cultures of Pennsylvania, and relate them to American Studies scholarship. Subjects may include Quaker influence and religious diversity; the French and Indian wars in the colony; Pennsylvania's role in the American Revolution and the birth of the republic; early 19th century agricultural development; late 19th century politics, industry, and ethnicity; 20th century deindustrialization; and current events and issues. The course will incorporate areas of arts, literature, folklore, and society and their relationship to historic events. The course satisfies the "area" requirement in history for undergraduate American Studies majors, and is open to all majors.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: HIST 012 or 3 credits of American Studies

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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