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American Studies Courses

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Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

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 Assistant Program Director Deanna Malvesti Danforth.

fall 2017

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 5513 American Studies Senior Seminar Lewis
AADS 1104/HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
AADS 1110 Intro to African Diaspora Studies Frederick
AADS 2194/COMM 2194 Reading Race at the Millennium Vats
AADS 2253 The Modern Black Freedom Movement Peters
AADS 2470/ENGL 2470 Black and Popular: Spec Fictions by Black Writers Frederick
AADS 3310 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance Concepcion
AADS 3340/HIST 4484 Gender & Sexuality in African American History Summers
AADS 4472 Race, Law, and Media Vats
ARTH 2267 From Saltbox to Skyscraper: Architecture in America Howe
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ENGL 2141 American Literary History I Lewis
ENGL 2142 American Literary History II Wilson
ENGL 2143 American Literary History III Tanner
ENGL 2225 War Stories Hunt
ENGL 3383 Asian American Film Klein
ENGL 4001 Transatlantic Passages in Eighteenth-Century Literature Mitsein
ENGL 4002 Narrative Journalism in Peace and War Wilson
ENGL 4010 Scribbling Women and Suffragettes: Human Rights and American Women’s Writing, 1850-1920 Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 4020/JOUR 2243 Fake News Ards
ENGL 4404 Literary Boston 1790-1860 Lewis
HIST 2401 US History I Richardson
HIST 2431 US Medical History Valencius
HIST 2455 American Fascism Gallagher
HIST 2475 America's Vietnam War Jacobs
HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
HIST 4419 Ending American Slavery: Abolition in the U.S. Lyerly
HIST 4449 US, 1929-1960 Maney
HIST 4451 Church and State (with O'Toole) Rogers
HIST 4458 Nannies, Maids, & Mail-Order Brides Oh
HIST 4482 US/Ghana Historical and Cultural Connections Miller
HIST 4484 Gender and Sexuality in African American History Summers
HIST 4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST 4498 The American Pacific Oh
HIST 4552 Rights, Race and the Law Rogers
HIST 5403 US Energy History (Senior Colloquium) Valencius
MUSA 1300 History of Popular Music Mangin
MUSA 2330 History of Jazz Mangin
POLI 2302 Dilemmas of US Diversity Melnick
POLI 2303 Dilemmas of US Diversity Skerry
POLI 2305 American Federalism Landy
POLI 2314 Gender and Politics Schlozman
POLI 2317 American Presidency Landy
POLI 3340 Seminar: Democracy and Our Schools Hartney
POLI 4394 Muslims in American Society and Politics Skerry
SOCY 1030 Deviance and Social Control Pfohl
SOCY 1902 Peace or War Derber
SOCY 3310 Studies in Crime and Social Justice Hedges
SOCY 3375 American Economic Crisis & Social Change Derber

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 2000 Intro to Journalism Marcus
JOUR 2223 Sports/News Broadcasting Meterparel
JOUR 2225 Journalism & New Media Johnston
JOUR 2226 Writing/Popular Music Johnston
JOUR 2227 Broadcast Writing Caswell
JOUR 2229 Magazine Journalism Nanos
JOUR 2230 News Writing Golen
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Marcus
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Aucoin
JOUR 2232 Investigative Journalism Bergantino
JOUR 2234 News Ethics Bergantino
JOUR 2237 The Art of Editing Lester
JOUR 2238 Food Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2239 Travel Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2244 Writing Outsider Lives Parker

Spring 2018 (AADS Coming Soon)

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 4626 American Studies Senior Seminar Rotella
AADS 2199/ENGL 2199 Introduction to Caribbean Writers Frederick
ARTH 3356 Art Since 1945 Bookbinder
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ENGL 1080 Narratives of Slavery Frederick
ENGL 2143 American Literary History III Tanner
ENGL 3346 The Asian American Experience Song
ENGL 4011 New South Aestetics Ards
ENGL 4016/JOUR 2016 Reporting Civil Rights Ards
ENGL 4628 Capstone: Five Heroic Americans Farrell
FILM 3331 Independent American Film Meek
HIST 2402 U.S. History II Maney
HIST 2406 "This Land is Your Land": US Environmental History Valencius
HIST 2411 Civil War and Reconstruction Valencius
HIST 2450 Spies, Spying, and the Presidency Gallagher
HIST 2476 America's Cold War in the Third World Jacobs
HIST 2482 African American History II Miller
HIST 2487 Race and Identity in African American History Miller
HIST 2829 American Political Thought from the Constitution to Trump Jewett
HIST 4412 The Age of the American Revolution Stanwood
HIST 4422 Race, Riots, and Rodeos Richardson
HIST 4423 Plains Indians Richardson
HIST 4450 U.S. Since 1960 Maney
HIST 4453 Gender in American History Lyerly
HIST 4461 U.S. Consitutional History I Rogers
HIST 4471 Boston: History, Literature, and Culture Stanwood
HIST 4476 Social Action in Urban America Johnson
HIST 4492 American Immigration II Oh
HIST 4496 U.S. Foreign Policy II Jacobs
HIST 4497 Terrorism in America Gallagher
HIST 4551 American Hate
Lyerly
HIST 4891 Science and Religion in American History Jewett
MUSA 1300 History of Popular Music Mangin
MUSA 2320 Music and America James
POLI 2301 Policy and Politics in the U.S. Melnick
POLI 2338 Environmental Politics and Policy Hartney
POLI 2341 American Political Thought I Hale
POLI 2360 Right in Conflict Schlozman
POLI 2549 US Foreign Policy O'Rourke
POLI 4390 Immigration Process and Politics Skerry
SOCY 1030 Deviance and Social Control Pfohl
SOCY 1072 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY 1902 Peace or War Derber
SOCY 3303 Social Construction of Whiteness Piatelli
SOCY 3375 American Economic Crisis and Social Change Derber
SOCY 5597 Contemporary Race Theory Magubane
THTR 3387 Comtemporary Theater & Drama Cummings
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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 2000 Intro to Journalism Marcus
JOUR 2016 Reporting Civil Rights Ards
JOUR 2225 Journalism & New Media Johnston
JOUR 2226 Writing/Popular Music Johnston
JOUR 2227 Broadcast Writing Caswell
JOUR 2229 Magazine Journalism Nanos
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Marcus
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Aucoin
JOUR 2235 Sports Writing Golen
JOUR 2237 The Art of Editing Lester
JOUR 2238 Food Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2239 Travel Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2242 Political Journalism O'Sullivan