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2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

FMST 211 The American West in Film, Fiction, & Fact

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Examination of the role of the West in the American imagination and in American national identity, including the social, economic, and political factors that led to the exploration and settlement of the region. Films and novels have long posited a mythical West that contrasts sharply with the historical reality. This mythic West continues to influence American views of the country’s history and culture.

Prerequisites FYWT*101 or FYWT*112

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a liberal arts elective or free elective requirement.