ACS COURSE FALL 2017: American Expression: The West

This trimester we return to the concept of Prosperity, and examine its relation to the American West, both as a place as well as an idea. We will consider works (poetry, short-stories, essays, films, music) that have defined the West as a fantasy and a reality for generations of Americans. This course will expand and strengthen students’ expression and comprehension skills in English, as well as their knowledge of American culture.

This course is designed for learners with an Advanced or Proficiency level of English.

Language Skills developed include:

  • Oral Expression through debates, discussions, and presentations.
  • Writing Skills through short reaction papers and blog entries.
  • Reading and Listening Comprehension through the analysis and interpretation of films, music, literature, and journalism.

Instructor: Andrew Bennett, PhD