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Course Listing for AMERICAN STUDIES - January 2019 (ALL: 01/07/2019 - 01/18/2019)
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1002 AMST-120-01 Fashioning America: 0.50 SEM Cancelled  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  NOTE: Class will meet from 1/7 through 1/15
  We will examine the history and meanings of significant chapters in American clothing culture from the nineteenth century to today. Some of our topics will include: fashion advice and the shaping of the nation, gendered garments and body politics, clothing and ethnic identities, and the global politics of clothing production, consumerism, and recycling. Students will also share their own interests in developments such as today’s secondhand clothes industries, fashion and media, and wearable technologies. Our classroom work will be enriched by visual and material culture workshops at museums and other organizations in and near Hartford.
1029 AMST-281-01 Stand-up Comic as Social Activ 0.50 LEC Conway, Nicholas MWF: 1:00PM-4:20PM SH - N128  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  This course will explore the power of stand-up comedians to provide social commentary that has historically invoked social and/or political change. We will accomplish this through the lens of several specific comics, notably Moms Mabley, Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory, Dave Chappelle, George Carlin, and Janeane Garofalo. Taking time to appreciate both the aesthetics of the performances and the insightfulness of the social critique, we will take a deep dive into some of the most legendary, controversial, and thought-provoking skits and routines of all time.