Course Details

050:203:01 - The American West

  • Course ID: 050:203:01
  • Credits: 3
  • Instructor Name: Gillespie
  • Instructor (Core Faculty): Gillespie, Angus K.
  • SAS Core Curriculum Goals: AHp

Examines the historical development of the US and its westward expansion and its impact on contemporary American culture. Analyzes myths, legends and the historical realities of the American West, symbols and themes, as well as Western portrayal in film and television. Includes a new unit on the crisis at the Southwestern border.