WUSTL Course Listings Login with WUSTL Key
Search Results: Help Display: Open + Closed     Just Open     Just Closed View: Regular     Condensed     Expanded
1 course found.
FIRST-YEAR PROGRAMS (L61)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)FL2019

L61 FYP 185First-Year Seminar: American Monuments: Memory, Identity, and Ideology3.0 Units
Description:This seminar examines public monuments in the United States through the lenses of collective memory, identity, and ideology. It surveys an evolving tradition from Americans' early and short-lived reluctance to fund public monuments-John Quincy Adams famously declared that "democracy has no monuments"-up to the recent controversies over Confederate monuments. The course defines "monument" broadly to encompass a range of commemorative forms including traditional structures like statues, arches, and obelisks; utilitarian "living memorials" like parks and libraries; and "countermonuments" that challenge core premises of the monument, such as its fixed meaning and permanence. Readings and class discussions will explore how these projects have shaped Americans' cultural beliefs and social relations, as well as how they failed to achieve consensus or to reconcile the diverse and competing points of view of varied groups and individuals. We will interrogate the impact of monuments on the nation's historically disempowered communities, including African Americans, Native Americans, women, immigrants, and the poor. We will also consider more inclusive modern memorials and evaluate strategies for grappling with outmoded monuments in changing times. This course is for first-year, non-transfer students only.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CP Fees:
Course Type:IdentSame As:L01 185Frequency:Unpredictable / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-R---1:00P-2:20PKemper / 211 WilliamsDec 17 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM15100


A course may be either a “Home” course or an “Ident” course.

A “Home” course is a course that is created, maintained and “owned” by one academic department (aka the “Home” department). The “Home” department is primarily responsible for the decision making and logistical support for the course and instructor.

An “Ident” course is the exact same course as the “Home” (i.e. same instructor, same class time, etc), but is simply being offered to students through another department for purposes of registering under a different department and course number.

Students should, whenever possible, register for their courses under the department number toward which they intend to count the course. For example, an AFAS major should register for the course "Africa: Peoples and Cultures" under its Ident number, L90 306B, whereas an Anthropology major should register for the same course under its Home number, L48 306B.

Grade Options
C=Credit (letter grade)
S=Special Audit
Q=ME Q (Medical School)

Please note: not all grade options assigned to a course are available to all students, based on prime school and/or division. Please contact the student support services area in your school or program with questions.