ICW Director William Deverell is teaching a graduate-level research and reading seminar in Western American History in Spring 2016.
Andrew Chater, an award-winning producer for the BBC, will lead a group of USC students on an experience offered by the English and History Departments of Dornsife College. Students will follow the trail of the Joad family in John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath from their original home in the Oklahoma dust bowl to the central valley of California, where their experiences as migrant fruit-pickers took place. The course is ENGL 350g, Literature of California, which satisfies the Humanistic Inquiry requirement of the 2015 GE program.
For more information, see http://dornsife.usc.edu/engl350
Los Angeles: A Polymathic Inquiry
Guided by the writings of Carey McWilliams
USC Dornsife College of Letters and Sciences
William Deverell, Professor of History
O: SOS 153
Office hours: M 10a – 11a
Co-Instructor, Course Tutor:
Karin Huebner, Ph.D.
O: Harman Academy, DML 241
Office hours: by appointment
HIST 655: Seminar in Western American History
Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00
Danner Conference Room, Huntington Library
CORE 104: Change and the Future
Monday and Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Hist 565: Environment and Culture: 1500 to the Present (Deverell and Mancall)
The Munger Research Center, Huntington Library -- Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:30pm
Searching for Community in Los Angeles (Deverell and Kosiorek)
Team Research Community Course SOS 250 -- Wednesday, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Hist 655/MDA 599: Envisioning Frontiers and Borderlands: Methods and Sources in the Visual Study of the American West (Deverell and Lint-Sagarena)
The Munger Research Center, Huntington Library -- Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Hist 583/SS274: Studies in Urban History: Los Angeles as a Case Study (Deverell)
The Munger Research Center, Huntington Library -- Wednesday, 2:00 - 5:00pm
The Redemptive West: Nationhood and Healing in the Post-Civil War American West
A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute