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IMAGINING EUROPE: AMERICAN CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE OLD WORLD, 1776-PRESENT
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectHistory
Political Science
Number & Suffix: 137
Full UC Title: IMAGINING EUROPE: AMERICAN CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE OLD WORLD, 1776-PRESENT 
Transcript Title: IMAGINING EUROPE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines how images of the “Old World” were constructed in the United States to define the nation in contrast with the political and cultural traditions of Europe. The tension between the American ideal of exceptionalism and adherence to an essential “Europeanism” continues to affect transatlantic relations. Students examine how these contrasting collective images were transformed during the twentieth century as the United States became a global power that influenced Europe. The course considers the following: which images of Europe have dominated American public discourse; how the geopolitical, political, and economic changes during the American Century affect the way Americans re-positioned themselves towards the Old World. This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to study of collective images as they figure in cultural expressions such as intellectual discourse, political rhetoric, the popular press, the literary and visual arts, and popular culture. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: IMAGINING EUROPE: AMERICAN CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE OLD WORLD, 1776-PRESENT 
Partner University Department: History and Art History 
Partner University Course Number: GE3V17053