Intro to American Studies – Monument Assignment

Students enrolled in American Studies 101 (“Intro to American Studies”) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, were instructed to select a monument and interpret its significance. Among the questions they were asked to consider in this assignment:

  • Who promoted your site’s construction and completion? How did they argue for its significance?
  • What version of the past does your site present? Alternatively, what does your site tell us about the historic moment in which it was created?
  • Why was your site located where it was located?
  • What type of behavior does your site inspire among contemporary viewers?

We hope that you enjoy and learn from their research and findings.

Prof. Allan Isaac & Prof. Andy Urban

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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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One Response to Intro to American Studies – Monument Assignment

  1. Sounds like a cool project.

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