Monthly Archives: June 2013

what I learned in this class

When I signed up for this class, I thought that this class would be about simple and easy topics which are just for knowing presence of the US. However, at the first class time, I found that my expectation was … Continue reading

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what i have learned from this class

Personally i was really happy to take this class because i can learn and expose myself to several, different aspects of America as an exchange student. As an exchange student, who come to America to learn not only english but … Continue reading

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Takeaways

I learned how to analyse images critically within a historic/cultural/political context. I learned plenty about the less-attractive sides of US history – notably, significant events that are remarkably close-to-home but get glazed over in history classes and media coverage (ex, … Continue reading

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What I have learned from AMS 30 class

At first, I registered this AMS 30 class because it was the first time to come to America as an exchange student and I wanted to learn about American culture more deeply. As I took the class, the professor taught … Continue reading

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Final Homework

The thought of not knowing scared me. I found myself debating whether or not I should take an American Studies class. I was not polished with the history of anything, let alone America. I’ve come to find out that I … Continue reading

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It’s Only the Beginning [Final Thoughts]

I was really grateful that I took this class, not only did I learn a lot about American culture, I also learned a lot about myself and my own understanding of the United States.  I think one thing that really … Continue reading

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What I have learned from this class (and in college!)

In this class, I have learned how complex America really is. We are the only nation that calls itself the “Land of the Free” yet inequalities can be seen every day. We are the nation who incarcerates a high percentage … Continue reading

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Final Homework

In 10 years, I will remember how diverse this class was.  There were people from so many different backgrounds and countries in this class.  It was interesting to hear how the United States is different from other countries, especially because … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts

This class was not at all what I expected it be.  I learned a lot of thing not specifically related to the class but useful information about myself and other countries.  I never realized how much of an “Americanized” bubble … Continue reading

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What I Learned

As a political science major I have taken classes and explored details about American culture all through a political lens. This class was refreshing because it showed me different sides of American culture I otherwise wouldn’t have seen in my … Continue reading

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Final Homework: What I’ve learned from AMS30

When I decided to take this class in Korea, I just wanted to know about America and its culture for a try. This is just because I was going to be in the U.S. for several month. At that time, … Continue reading

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Final Homework: What I learned from the AMS30!

Before I took this class, I just had a simple and fragmentary idea about what the U.S. is. I thought America is a land of freedom and diversity, and somewhat individualistic. However, after taking this class, I found out that … Continue reading

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Final Homework

American Studies was an interesting class that helped me creates my own version of America. It was a great opportunity to study the U.S in the U.S, not just in history classes but with such diversity opinions about consumerism, hip-hop, … Continue reading

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After AMS30

At first I decided to take this course, I expected to learn and understand more about America and Americans. This was my last quarter in UC Davis, but I didn’t know a lot of things about America even if I … Continue reading

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Studying New America

This class was very interesting for me to learn about America. I liked how this class introduced multiple sides of America. Before I come to this country, I had mostly positive image of it, and I knew little about it. … Continue reading

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