CES 288 Frontiers--Land & Space • 5 Cr.
Explores land (wilderness, frontier, city) and space as major symbols in the American myth. Students gain an interdisciplinary perspective on concepts from the "promised land" of Puritan New England to 20th-century space exploration. Previously AMST 288.
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
- Summer 2015 (current quarter)