Hoosier Heartland

AMST-A 202 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
9:30-10:45 A.M. TR
Course Description

“Born in a Small Town”? Whether your origin be Big-City or Small-Town, explore the Hoosier Heartland and beyond as memorialized in music, comedy, sports, and  political culture:  Mellencamp, Woodie Guthrie, Red Skelton, Mark Twain, Music Man, Hoosiers, and so much more. Heartland ideals –including the importance of common people, small towns, and local ideals of justice-- have been expressed in American popular culture and political debate. Does America still have a “heartland”? What role has Indiana-as-heartland played in American Culture? 

Instructor: Lessie Jo Frazier