19th Century American Popular Culture
HIST 333 - 19th Century American Popular Culture3 hours This class offers students an introduction to the main currents of American popular culture from the 19th century the very early 20th century and its relationship to our current society. In addition to identifying the varied aspects of American popular culture, and tracking the development of its many manifestations, this class will demonstrate how these aspects reflected and were shaped by historical trends and events. We will also consider how entertainment, technology, consumerism, and mass communication mold the individual’s perceptions of his or her world. Some of the topics covered include the circus, P.T. Barnum’s world, the minstrel show, vaudeville, and burlesque.This course may be applied to the United States History concentration.Listed also as AMST 333 .
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 or consent of department.This course will satisfy the history core area requirement.