Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
HST 221 The American Dream
(Also AMS 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. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a United States history course. (social science) NOTE: This course satisfies the College Option.
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