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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISHU 3350 - Close Encounters with American Culture: Alien Imagery in Contemporary Popular Discourse

‘The truth is out there’ - and the truth is that in many ways UFOs and concepts of the alien (and the extraterrestrial) have come to constitute a quintessential part of contemporary grassroots American mythos. This course explores the dynamics of UFO-based cultural discourse in contemporary American life. Students will ask profound and probing questions about the construction of cultural discourse in both twenty-first century American society and throughout the evolution of American history.

Credits: 3