American Studies Course Offerings
American Studies course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of AMST in the course listings.
201- Introduction to American Studies (3)
Introduction to the method and theory of American Studies, its practice and a survey of key texts.
202 – Sophomore Special Topics Seminar (3)
Sophomore-level seminar that explores a topic chosen by the instructor.
203- American Protest (3)
This seminar explores how social movements have demanded access to political, cultural, and economic institutions in order to generate change and promote social justice.
204- American Foodways (3)
This seminar looks at the ways in which foodways relates American society and culture, and develops many of the skills that are central to interdisciplinarity.
303 – Junior Special Topics Seminar (3)
Junior-level seminar that explores a topic chosen by the instructor.
305 – American Gender and Sexuality (3)
This seminar explores the ways in which various disciplines explore the behaviors and attitudes tied to gender and sexuality in the Untied States.
350 – Topics in American Studies (3)
Exploration of specific topics in American Studies.
485 – Senior Thesis (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. A significant research project pursued under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
491 – Independent Study (3)
Directed individual research on problems in American Studies, as approved by the Director. No more than three credits can count toward the major.
499 – Internship (variable credit)
Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with the Director. Six credits may be taken but only three credits may count in major.