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2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue []

LASS 933 - American Society

3 credits
The course considers American national identity by examining the unique nature of America’s organizing principles as well as its culture. Basic American values such as equality, individualism, and freedom are explored: where they came from and how they affect American patterns and behavior. American exceptionalism is underlined by the cross-national comparisons with Europe and Canada. The course concludes with a consideration of some contemporary value differences and conflicts within American culture that challenged American national identity and contribute to polarization within the society.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103