Washington, D.C., Fall 2021
Culture and Conflict: Faultlines in U.S. Cultural Identity
Spend seven days and six nights in Washington, D.C. examining a variety of dimensions and perspectives on U.S. national identity.
We will study the intersections of art, culture, and politics through the lens of cultural identity in the United States. We are in a time of unprecedented political and social division in which the search for belonging seems to confound conventional understandings of “American” identity. As such, we seek a variety of perspectives, both historical and contemporary, on the meanings of cultural and political identities.
We will visit a variety of major art, culture, history, and political institutions, museums, and monuments in this quest for understanding.
Trip Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2021
- POS 215: Current Political Issues
- ART 208: Culture Studies
Virtual (Zoom) Class meetings
- Sept. 9 – Oct. 14 (Thursday evenings, 6:20-7:50pm)
Program Fee: $850
Includes lodging (double occupancy), ground transportation, activity fees, and two dinners.
Does not include airfare, other meals, CMC tuition.
In order to provide for efficiency and flexibility, you will purchase your own round-trip airfare to Washington D.C. The instructors will provide you with the recommended itinerary.
Application deadline: August 1, 2021