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American culture

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    1. 1. Recommended readings

    1. The changing role of women in modern American society from the 1950s to today.
    2. Cultural Pluralism and National Identity
    3. The American Frontier and its effect on American culture and media
    4. The Puritans and their effect on American society
    5. Modern Conservatism and Liberalism in the UnitedStates
    6. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s
    7. Social Mobility in the UnitedStates
    8. Religion in American society, movements and current groupings and their impact
    9. Demographics of the UnitedStates (population, social classes, "races", education levels)
    10. Effects of the "Great Recession" of 2008 on American society.
    11. The concepts of Individualism, Responsibility, Government, and Fairness in the American social context.
    12. The American Education system (ages, funding, levels, goals of education, rules for students)

    Recommended readings

    Althen, Gary (with Doran Amanda and Szmania Susan), American Ways, 2nd Edition, Intercultural Press, 2003.

    Halliwell, Martin & Morley, Catherine (editors). American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century (2008). Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh: Scotland

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