CES 101 Introduction to American Myth • V1-5 Cr.


Analyzes the myth of "America" as found in American life and thought, literature, the arts, and the mass media. Students get an overview of the field of American Studies as it relates to other disciplines. Students apply critical thinking skills to their own value systems. Previously AMST 101.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of their own previously-held perspectives on the theme and explain how those perspectives may have changed.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trends in American thought and attitude regarding the theme.
  • Discuss, orally or in writing, the theme showing the interrelation of historical events, literary works and social changes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information from various sources/media and communicate that insight effectively.