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AMST 300 : Perspectives on American Culture

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: American culture from the perspectives of different social sciences. American national character, social thought, and political order.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - American Culture and Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

AMST 310 : The Arts and American Culture

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Figures in visual, literary, and performing arts who have reflected American culture through mastery of their arts; relationships between arts in periods of American cultural development. (Cross listed with HUM 485. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - American Culture and Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

AMST 410 : California Culture

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Dynamics of California society and culture in recent times; world oasis, flawed paradise, lifestyle crucible, and creative milieu; function in American culture and Pacific relations. (Cross listed with HUM 450. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Segment III Cluster - California Cultures and Environments
  • Segment III Cluster - American Culture and Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014
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