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CES 287 American Heroes • 5 Cr.


Investigates the American hero as part of the American dream. Students examine the different ideologies for men and women as well as ethnic minorities. Students take an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing changing heroic values in literature, history, film, art, and music. Previously AMST 287.


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.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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