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Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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HIST 333 - 19th Century American Popular Culture

3 hours

This class offers students an introduction to the main currents of American popular culture from the 19th century and the very early 20th century and its relationship to our current society. In addition to identifying the varied aspects of American popular culture and tracking the development of its many manifestations, this class will demonstrate how these aspects reflected and were shaped by historical trends and events.  We will also consider how entertainment, technology, consumerism, and mass communication mold the individual’s perceptions of his or her world. Some of the topics covered include the circus, P.T. Barnum’s world, the minstrel show, vaudeville, and burlesque.

This course may be applied to the United States history concentration.

Listed also as AMST 333 .

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102  or consent of department.

This course will satisfy the history core area requirement.

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