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Spring 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1298 section 001
THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

Call Number 01543
Day & Time
Location
MW 8:40am-9:55am
421 Lehman Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Michelle R Smith
Type SEMINAR
Course Description The focus on the “middle class” in American politics is not new.  Indeed, the size and (seeming) success of the American middle class has long been treated as a mark of American exceptionalism. Why is the “middle class” so important in American politics? What does its much-reported decline mean? What, for that matter, is the middle class—a subdivision of American income? Personal rank? Status? If the middle class is such an important site of economic, social and political aspiration, why is it also so often a site for scathing criticism and cutting satire about the challenges of modern (suburban) life? What do we think about when we think about the middle class?
Web Site CourseWorks
Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 9 students as of 11:30PM Friday, October 24, 2014
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1298
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note BC ONLY; LOTTERY ON EBEAR NOV 6-10; RESULTS NOV 11
Section key 20141FYSB1298X001

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