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Fall 2017
Jan 19, 2018
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ENGL 370 - US Culture: The Depression Era
In the United States, the phrase "Great Depression" calls to mind itinerant sharecroppers and ramshackle houses, unemployment lines and labor strikes, fireside chats and WPA murals. Drawing on a wide variety of primary source materials, this course examines the Depression Era (1929 to 1941, roughly) in myth and reality. It also considers why this period retains a powerful hold on national memory, particularly in our era of renewed economic uncertainty. 

Writings by Carlos Bulosan, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright; photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, and Dorthea Lange; films by Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, and Preston Sturges--among many others. 

Students interested in interdisciplinary approaches to American culture and history are particularly encouraged to enroll. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

ENGL 090 or ENGL 091 or ENGL 092

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