AMST 246
Cultural Encounters in the American West
Last Offered Spring 2002
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed AMST 246 / HIST 368
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This class will explore the history of the trans-Mississippi West by focusing on the encounters between Euro-Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans in that region from the time of the Gold Rush to the present. We will examine various historical moments of conflict and cooperation between these groups, as well as their perceptions of their experiences in the West and how historians and other writers have constructed the history of the area. Readings will include traditional and revisionist approaches to Western history, oral histories, travel literature, novels, and selected primary documents.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 30
Class#: 3016
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, two short papers (5-7 pages), and a final exam
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 246 Division II HIST 368 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives

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