Introduction to American Civilization

2nd year English Minors

Fall Semester 2016

Instructor: Dana Mihăilescu (



This course is designed as an introduction to American Civilization. It aims to provide the students with a framework for their future study of American literature, culture and society. The course is thematically structured following a loose chronology from the earliest European accounts of the New World to the present. Using a combined diachronic and synchronic perspective it focuses on major aspects of American civilization shedding light on cultural paradigms such as Puritanism, frontier, transcendentalism, feminism, multiculturalism, and globalization. The readings span a wide range of cultural diversities, including racial, gender, sexual and regional differences.

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Last updated at: October 19, 2016.