Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020

     

FWIS 148 001 (CRN: 23494)

THE DIRTY THIRTIES

Long Title: THE DIRTY THIRTIES: LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND TOPOGRAPHY IN THE AMERICAN 1930S
Department: First-Year Writing Intensive
Instructor: Richardson, Laura K.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 3:45PM TR RZR 304 (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Session: First Year Writing
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 15
Enrollment data as of: 4-AUG-2020 3:39PM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
5-MAY-2020  
9:00AM - 12:00PM T TBA TBA
 
Description: Despite prevailing perceptions, the 1930s weren't all dust and depression. The decade saw the advent of big band swing, both in music and dancing styles, the proliferation of films with sound, and exciting new styles of visual art and writing. American culture flourished both because and in spite of the Great Depression. In this course, we’ll study the history, literature, music, art, and film of the vibrant but complex 1930s with an eye for how this decade helped define contemporary American culture.
 
Course URL: http://pwc.rice.edu/