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American Studies Courses

the college of arts and sciences

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

The courses listed below all count toward the American Studies minor, but it is not an exhaustive listing of every single course that could conceivably count toward the minor. Depending on your area of concentration within the minor, there might well be others. If you have a question about counting a course not listed here toward the minor, please check with Carlo Rotella.

fall 2014

ENGL 5513 American Studies Senior Seminar: After 9/11 Song
AADS 1104/HIST 2481  African American History I Miller
AADS 1138/SOCY 1038  Race, Class and Gender McGuffey
AADS 2241 Beyond Barack & Hillary Jean-Charles
AADS 3340 Gender & Sexuality/Afr. American History Copeland
COMM 2285 Cultural Diversity in the Media Matelski
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
COMM 4439 Reporters in U.S. History      Lynch
ECON 2242 Public Policy in an Aging Society Rutledge
ENGL 4401 Contemporary Drama     Sofer
ENGL 2142 American Literary History 2

J Wallace

ENGL 2172 The City in American Literature and Film Rotella
ENGL 2246 Introduction to Asian-American Literature Song
ENGL 2470 Popular Fictions in the Americas Frederick
ENGL 4478 Poe and the Gothic P Lewis
ENGL 4523 Fourth Genre: Contemporary American Creative Nonfiction Tobin
ENGL 4405 Melville and the World

A Lewis

ENGL 4992 Advanced Topics Seminar: 20th Century Women Poets Matson
FILM 2280 American Film History: Early years Blake
FILM 3391 American Film Genres   Blake
HIST 1067 America and the World I Lyerly
HIST 2421 American Presidency Gelfand
HIST 2475 America’s War in Vietnam Jacobs
HIST 2484 Montgomery Bus Boycott Miller
HIST 2460 Celluloid Salvation Lyerly
HIST 2401 U.S. History Survey I Richardson
HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
HIST 4481 Black Nationalism Miller
HIST 4475 History of the American West Johnson
HIST 4465 Law and American Society Gelfand
HIST 4469 American Catholic History O’Toole
HIST 4449 U.S., 1929-1960 Maney
HIST 4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST 4466 Adoption and Kinship in America Oh
MUSA 1300 History of Popular Music James
POLI 2301 Policy & Politics In U.S.
Melnick
POLI 2306 Parties/Elections/America Schlozman
POLI 2317 American Presidency Landy
POLI 3358 Seminar: America/Culture War Wolfe
POLI 2360 Seminar: Rights In Conflict
Melnick
SOCY 1036 Introduction to Latin American Societies Morello

JOUR-numbered journalism courses (fall)

The courses below are open to students across the university. American Studies minors with an area of concentration within the minor other than journalism can count one of these courses toward the minor.; American Studies minors with journalism as their area of concentration within the minor can count up to three.

JOUR 2225 Journalism & New Media Johnston
JOUR 2227
Broadcast Writing

Caswell Mccarron

JOUR 2229 Intro to Magazine Writing Nanos
JOUR 2230

News Writing

Golen
JOUR 2231

Feature Writing

Marcus
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Aucoin
JOUR 2232 Investigative Journalism Bergantino
JOUR 2233 Advanced Journalism Marcus
JOUR 2224 The Literature of Fact Gup

spring 2015

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies Harrison-Kahan
AADS 1105/HIST 2482 African American History II Miller
AADS 1155/SOCY 1043 Intro to African American Society McGuffey
AADS 2247 African American Critical Thought Copeland
AADS 2280 Race & Visual Culture Young
AADS 5533 Medicine & Public Health/African Diaspora Summers
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
COMM 4439 Reporters in U.S. History Lynch
ENGL 3306   Reading The Atomic Age Clarke
ENGL 2141 American Literary History 1 A Lewis
ENGL 2143 American Literary History 3 Tanner
ENGL 3329 Hard Fiction

J Wallace

ENGL 4918 Advanced Topics Seminar: Literary Boston 1790-1860 P Lewis
ENGL 5539 Advanced Topics Seminar: History, Memory, and Culture in American Literature Wilson
ENGL 5510 Contemporary American Women Writers Tanner
ENGL 2212 Introduction to Medical Humanities Boesky
ARTH 3356 Art Since 1945 Cernuschi
FILM 2290 American Film History: Pre-War Blake 
FILM 3331 Independent American Film Meek
FILM 3389 American Directors Series  Blake    
FILM 3393
American Classic Auteurs Blake    
HIST 2402 U.S. History Survey II
Maney
HIST 2482 African American History Miller
HIST 2485 Food and Folkways in African-American Culture   Miller
HIST 4460 Hs Reel Life: American Workers in History & Film Johnson
HIST 4423 Plains Indians Richardson
HIST 4422 Race, Riots, and Rodeos Richardson
HIST 4485 Medicine and Public Health Summers
HIST 4453 Gender in American History Lyerly
HIST 4450 U.S. Since 1960           Maney
HIST 4474 A Tale of Two Cities: NY and Boston Gelfand
HIST 4492 American Immigration II Kenny
HIST 4496 U.S. Foreign Relations II Jacobs
HIST 4467 U.S. Constitutional History Rogers
POLI 2330 Immigration: Process, Politics and Policies Skerry
POLI 2342 American Political Thought II Kersch
POLI 2350 Tip O'Neill and the Evolution of America Melnick
POLI 3359 Liberalism & Conservatism Wolfe
POLI 2363 Muslims/US Society and Politics Skerry
SOCY 1072 Inequality in America Spangler

JOUR-numbered journalism courses (spring)

The courses below are open to students across the university. American Studies minors with an area of concentration within the minor other than journalism can count one of these courses toward the minor. American Studies minors with journalism as their area of concentration within the minor can count up to three.

JOUR 2226 Writing about Popular Music Johnston
JOUR 2227 Broadcast Writing Mccarron
JOUR 2229 Intro to Magazine Writing Nanos
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing
Marcus
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing
Aucoin
JOUR 2233 Advanced Journalism Marcus
JOUR 2234 News Ethics 
Bergantino
JOUR 2235 Sports Writing Golen
JOUR 2228 Journalism as An Agent of Change Gup