Monmouth University is now offering a college course all about The Boss himself. Bruce Springsteen will be the topic of conversation during the new undergraduate elective titled “Bruce Springsteen’s America: Land of Hope and Dreams.”
It will be developed and taught by Professor Kenneth L. Campbell whom also has a list of regularly taught courses including The Beatles, American Popular Culture and the Beatles, and many more on campus.
“In my syllabus, I intertwine units on past history and topics such as the Great Depression or the American West with units on recent history related to Bruce’s life and music,” Campbell told The Outlook. “I have built the course around Bruce’s own songs and writings, including his autobiography, Born to Run, and books about Bruce and his connections to the American tradition.”
Course number HS 398 01 takes the name from Springsteen’s 1999 track, “Land of Hope and Dreams.” The song was released as a live recording on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball album in 2012.