Cultural Landscapes of North America

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  Slide-Lecture Topics

Assigned Readings  
Chapter #s  refer to Vogeler's book (larger pdf files)
Names refer to the Supplemental Readings (small pdf files)

1)

  Introduction   
  1) Components of the Cultural Landscape Chapter 1, Cultural Landscape Analysis
 

2) Culture, Place, and Landscape Concepts  
(do self test #1

Lewis
 

2)

  Utopian Landscapes Chapter 2, Communal Landscapes
Extinct Communities: Oneida, Shakers, Zoarist, Amana  
  Continuing Communities: Amish, Old Order Mennonites, Hutterites  
 
Do self test #2 before the FIRST TEST. Find test dates: FALL | SPRING
Don't use the Chrome web browser or a wireless device!!! No class meeting on the day of the examination!
 

3)

  Religious Landscapes Chapter 3, Religious Landscapes
Mormons in Utah  
Roman Catholics in Quebec Rinschede, Widdis, Long lots
Roman Catholics in central Minnesota  

(do self test #3)

 

4)

  Landscapes of Racism Zinn
Indian Reservations Chapter 4-1, Indian Reservations

African-Americans in the South  Chapter 4-2, Landscapes of Slavery
U.S.-Mexican Borderlands Chapter 4-3, U.S.-Mexican Borderlands
Japanese Internment Camps Chapter 4-4, Japanese Concentration Camps
 
Do self test #4 before the SECOND TEST. Find test dates: FALL | SPRING
Don't use the Chrome web browser or a wireless device!!! No class meeting on the day of the examination!
 

5)

  Social Geography of U.S. Cities: Chicago Urban ethnic diversity, Kirchherr
(do self test #5)  

6)

  Placeless Landscapes  Chapter 5, Auto and Postmodern Landscapes
  Central Business Districts  
  Commercial Strips and Suburbia
(do self test #6)
 

7)

  Sin & Sexist Landscapes Chapter 7, Sin and Sexist Landscapes
Las Vegas: Gambling and Prostitution Riccio



New Orleans: Southern "Hospitality"
(do self test #7)

 

8)

  Real Fantasy Landscapes Chapter 6, Real Fantasy Landscapes
Hollywood: Movie Sets and Movie Star Homes 
Disneyland: the "Happiest" Place on Earth Winsberg
Frontier Myth and Cowboy Culture  
 
Do self test #8 before the FINAL EXAMINATION. Find test dates: FALL | SPRING
Don't use the Chrome web browser or a wireless device!!! No class meeting on the day of the examination!


Also provide an evaluation of the course and me.

Created by Ingolf Vogeler on 1 June 1996;
last revised on December 11, 2014 .