AMST 3102 The Frontier in American Culture
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as AMER 20.3.
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3 hours; 3 credits
The nineteenth and twentieth-century American West in history and myth. Emphasis on the development of the frontier myth through literature, dime novels, films, and other forms of popular culture. The relationship between myth and history; the development of the western hero; the role of race, gender, and violence. This course is the same as History 3435 [43.13]. (Not open to students who completed History 3490 [43.9] in spring, 1988.)
Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2], or History 3005, or permission of the program director or chair of the History Department.