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The American West (ARTHIST 152, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America┬┐its history, geology, climate, literature, art, film, institutions, politics, demography, economy, and continuing policy challenges. Students will examine several themes fundamental to understanding the region: borders (including how we define the West), space and distance, Native Americans, water, and boom and bust cycles.

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215 016

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