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American Culture and Communication: Historical Foundations and Movements

Have you ever wondered what American culture is and why Americans think and behave as they do? This course is designed for advanced nonnative English speakers interested in the intellectual, cultural, and moral foundations of American society. Students read several foundational texts by important American thinkers to better understand contemporary issues surrounding religion, family, the economy, civil rights, immigration, food, gender rights, education, and healthcare. Classes consist mostly of discussions about readings, lectures, and film clips. Students receive individual correction on any lingering grammar and pronunciation problems they may be having. By the term’s end, students will be able to speak more clearly and confidently about sophisticated ideas and have a better understanding of American history and culture. This course is for students in the Advanced and High Advanced levels. Use our easy Course Enrollment Guide to determine which level is right for you and then register online. Any questions? Sign up for a free English language assessment and an individualized advisement session during open advisement hours by contacting us at ali@nyu.edu.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to communicate more accurately and fluently in English
  • A heightened understanding of American history and culture

Ideal for

  • Nonnative speakers of English
  • Students looking to advance their professional, academic, and personal goals
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