Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
AMS 221 The American Dream
(Also HST 221)
4 hours; 4 credits
The hopes, the frustrations, and, particularly, the dreams of American society as observed by foreign and native commentators in the past and present. This course will attempt to assess not only the idealization of the American dream, but also disillusionment with it as expressed by such writers as Franklin, Tocqueville, Emerson, Whitman, Henry Adams, and Norman Mailer. (social science) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
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