HST 126D – American Dreams/American Realities
Course will examine the role of such myths as “rags to riches,” “beacon to the world,” the “frontier,” and the “foreign devil” in defining the American character and determining hopes, fears, dreams, and actions throughout American History. Attention will be given to the surface consistency of these myths as accepted by each immigrant group versus the shifting content of the myths as they change to reflect the hopes and values of each of these groups. Not open to students who have taken 97D.
[Areas of Knowledge: CZ; Modes of Inquiry: CCI]