HON 401

What is America?

This course aims to help students achieve a comprehensive and philosophical understanding of America through an interdisciplinary and critical examination of selected central themes. These themes may include: democracy, equality, and freedom; wealth and capitalism; nature and wilderness; religion and cult; slavery and the African-American experience; women?s experience and women?s rights; technology, experiment, and innovation; the West and manifest destiny; optimism, progress, and futurism; immigration and multiculturalism; individualism and pragmatism.

Prerequisites: all other Honors core requirements.