Introduction to American Culture Prof. Milette Shamir
Basic course Spring semester
The purpose of this course is to examine the development of a distinct American cultural discourse from the Colonial period to the end of the 20th century. The texts read in class offer a variety of genres and voices
representing the different facets of American cultural production.
TEXTS: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Sixth edition, available at the Dyonon.
In addition we will read the following novels
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter (Dyonon)
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (included in the
There will be a written assignment, a midterm exam and a final exam.