English C136

Upper Division Coursework: Topics in American Studies: The U.S. in the Progressive Era, 1890-1917

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2006 Hutson, Richard
Hutson, Richard
MWF 10-11 123 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

J. Addams: Twenty Years at Hull House ; K. Chopin: The Awakening; Charles Eastman: From the Deep Woods to Civilization; E. Garvey: The Adman in the Parlor; W. Lippman: Drift and Mastery; G. Porter: The Rise of Big Business; U. Sinclair: The Moneychangers; F. Taylor: The Scientific Principles of Management; E. Wharton: The House of Mirth; R. Wiebe: The Search for Order


This is an introduction to a number of cultural/political/economic/social issues from a �transitional� period of the United States between the rise of industrial capitalism (big corporate businesses and huge urban centers) in the late 19 th century and the beginnings of a modernist attempt to bring order to what was often felt to be the chaos of development. In addition to a variety of texts, there will be screenings of a number of films, mainly short films. Two midterms and a final exam.

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