AMS 1050: American Voices
American Voices is an introductory-level course that examines the quest for soul, character, and personality in American writing, film, and visual art. This is a three credit course with no prerequisites or corequisites. It fulfills part of the elective course requirements for the American Studies major and minor as well as the Liberal Arts, GE09 Humanities, and GE16 Humanistic Reasoning and Oral Communication Competency requirements.
Comprehend distinctive American voices, identities, and ideas
Understand representative texts in American history and culture that are recognized for expressing a salient point of view and/or character
Apply interdisciplinary methods of study of American society and culture on an introductory level
Construct reasoned and persuasive arguments about the distinctive meanings, values, and artifacts of human beings when approached from the point of view of their particular histories, languages, and cultures
Use reasoning and/or evidence to articulate clear, precise, well-organized thought, arguments, interpretations, and/or conclusions
Communicate in clear, precise, well-organized speech that engages the audience
Use language appropriate to the subject and to the context of the communication
Demonstrate analytical and critical listening and questioning skills
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