"American Identities" COIL Student Work Samples
|Excerpts of student work completed for "American Identities," a Spring 2022 undergraduate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course taught by Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello (American Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies) at Salem State University. The SSU course collaborated with a course taught at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece.There were 30 students in the SSU course and 20 students in the partner course. Digital tools used in collaborative work included Google Suite.
|"American Identities" COIL Student Work Samples
|IDS 232: American Identities
|COIL Student Work
|This course challenges ideas about and engages with debates over the meaning of “America” and “American” with a particular focus on how these terms have been shaped and limited by structural factors and tied to race, class, gender and ethnicity. Using an interdisciplinary perspective that integrates the humanities and social sciences students will explore how “American” cultural and national identities have developed over four centuries and consider the legacies of this history on “American” experiences today. Students will be introduced to the methods and materials of American Studies as they learn to interpret cultural products drawn from popular and fine arts, literature, music and film, historical, sociological, legal and geographic documents as well as other non-fiction texts.Three lecture hours per week. (DPDS and HP)