Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics

AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES 254

What was 2020? This course examines a year that will be remembered alongside 2001, 1968, 1945, 1929, 1865, 1800, and 1776 as one of the most consequential in American history and culture. We willconsider how the COVID-19 global pandemic, the bitterly contested 2020 Presidential election, and a summer of renewed protest for social justice reverberated through spheres of American arts, culture, education, energy, healthcare, labor, religion, sports, the university, technology and more. A series of guest experts from WashU and around the country will provide instruction via lecture once per week, with students sharing their own experiences and analysis in discussion sections during the other weekly course meeting. The course is open to all, but geared toward first years and sophomores. It fulfills the Intro course requirement in the AMCS major. Variable topics course for courses best suited to the reviewing a significant year in American Culture Studies. Topics vary by semester so please see current course listing.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; BU BA; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM

Section 01

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Martin
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Section A

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Sanders
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Section B

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Kennard
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Section C

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Hampton
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Section D

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Nilsson
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Section E

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Payne
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Section F

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: [TBA]
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Section G

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Bartzel
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Section H

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: [TBA]
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Section J

Topics in AMCS: A Year in Review: Hindsight is 2020: Piety, Pandemic, and Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Smith
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