This seminar focuses on the changing American family, its myths and realities, and places it in historical, cultural, economic, and philosophic contexts. What are the consequences of the many illusions and fallacies that Americans have generated around family life? Frequent short writing assignments, multimedia blogging, and archival labs based on primary sources will be part of the fabric of this course, which will conclude with making digital stories, short films based on individual family history.
Fulfills the History Cornerstone General Education Requirement.
Faculty will contact all students after the May 22 registration deadline with course instructions. Students should expect to dedicate approximately 17 hours of course related work per week.