Aug 24, 2019  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LASS 933 - American Social Values

What is the USA? It is different from other societies? Who is an American? Is there such a thing as ” Americanism?” Is it possible to be ” un-American?” This course focuses on the fundamental nature of American society  by examining the organizing principles of its culture. It explores some basic American value-orientations, like equality, individualism, and freedom as well as their sources and effects on American institutions and behavior. To highlight American distinctiveness it compares American society to some others like Canada and Japan. Finally, it examines some value differences within American culture that lead to political/ ideological conflict and challenges to American national identity.  Formerly HU 462

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs