Tag: American Studies

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New history, American studies course to visit national museum in D.C.

A grant from President Brian Rosenberg has paved the way for the chairs of the history and American studies departments to offer a course that will take 15 students to the year-old National Museum of African American History and Culture over fall break next year. The course, titled “Public Histories: African American Life—Past, Present, and…

Opinion

The flag is bleeding

The purpose of this essay is to extend the American Studies Department as a safe space. In 2004, a year after the American Studies Department launched, we purchased the rights to use the image of Faith Ringgold’s oil painting, “The Flag is Bleeding.” Ringgold uses her art to voice her opinions on racism and gender…

Seattle immersive learning class offered for second year in a row
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Seattle immersive learning class offered for second year in a row

This fall, for the second year in a row, Macalester students were able to register for “Engaging in the Twin Cities and Seattle,” an immersive learning course which touches upon contemporary urban issues and challenges that cities face in the 21st century. The two-credit course, which is cross-listed in the Geography and American Studies departments,…