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American Studies Courses

the college of arts and sciences

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

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 Adam Lewis.

fall 2015

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies  Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 6648 American Studies Senior Seminar: American Cultural Memory A Lewis
AADS 1104/HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
AADS 2194 Reading Race at the Millennium Vats
AADS 2253 The Modern Black Freedom Movement Peters
AADS 4460 New Orleans: Justice in the City Copeland
AADS 4472 Race, Law, and Media Vats
AADS 4482 Ghana/U.S. Historical & Cultural Connections Miller
AADS 5597 Contemporary Race Theory Magubane
AADS 7493 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues Abdi
AADS 7494 Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues Wright
ARTH 2267 From Saltbox to Skyscraper: Architecture in America Howe
ARTH 2258 Twentieth Century Art Bookbinder
ARTH 2285 History of Photography Anderson
COMM 2285 Cultural Diversity in the Media Matelski
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ECON 2242 Public Policy in an Aging Society Rutledge
ENGL 4950 ATS: Slavery Literature: Abolition  A Lewis
ENGL 2246 Introduction to Asian-American Literature Song
ENGL 2142 American Literary History II Wilson
ENGL 4478 Poe and the Gothic P Lewis
ENGL 4430 LIT/JOURN/AMERICA Wilson
ENGL 4423 Twentieth-Century American Fiction: American Dreams Tanner
FILM 3315 Film Noir Long
FILM 2280 American Film History: Early years Blake
FILM 3391 American Film Genres Blake
HIST 2420 Major Political Rivalries in American History Gelfand
HIST 2450 Spies, Spying, and the Presidency Gallagher
HIST 2475 America’s War in Vietnam Jacobs
HIST 4470 Journalism and American Democracy Gelfand
HIST 2401 U.S. History, I Richardson
HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
HIST 4483 African American Life Stories Miller
HIST 4402 Natives and Newcomers in Early America Stanwood
HIST 4451 Church and State in America O'Toole/Rogers
HIST 4449 U.S., 1929-1960 Maney
HIST 4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST 4485 Medicine and Public Health in African Diaspora Summers
MUSA 2330 History of Jazz James
MUSA 1300 History of Popular Music Ludwig
POLI 2301 Policy & Politics In U.S. Melnick
POLI 2305 American Federalism Landy
POLI 2317 American Presidency Landy
POLI 2330 Immigration: Process & Policy Skerry
POLI 2334 Political Behavior Hopkins
POLI 2360 Seminar: Rights In Conflict Melnick
POLI 2364 Persuasion in Politics   Thorson  
POLI 3358 Seminar: America/Culture War Wolfe
SOCY 0920 Peace or War on US foreign policy Derber
SOCY 1030 Deviance and Soc Control Pfohl
SOCY 3358 Gender and Sport Kim
SOCY 3375 American Economic Crisis & Social Change Derber
SOCY 5597 Contemporary Race Theory Magubane
THTR 337501 American Popular Entertainments Houchin

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 2224 Literature of Fact Gup
JOUR 2225 Journalism & New Media Johnston
JOUR 2227 Broadcast Writing Caswell-Mccarron
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 2233 Advanced Journalism Marcus
JOUR 2226 Writing About Popular Music Johnston
JOUR 2238 Food Writing O'Connor
NEW COURSE The Art of Editing Lester

spring 2016

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies Harrison-Kahan
ARTH 2251 Modern Architecture Orwig
ARTH 3356 Art Since 1945 Cernuschi
ARTH 3362 Photography and Modernism Anderson
ARTH 4461 Frank Lloyd Wright Howe
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ENGL 8806 Literature of Slavery: Abolition A Lewis
ENGL 4531 Making Americans Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 2141 American Literary History I A Lewis
ENGL 2143 American Literary His III Wallace
ENGL 4436 ATS:Hawthorne-Melville Wallace
ENGL 4501 Boston: History, Literature, and Culture 1 P Lewis
FILM 2290 American Film History: Pre-War Blake
FILM 3331 Independent American Film Meek
FILM 3392 American Film History: Post_Classical Period Blake
HIST 2402 U.S. History, II Maney
HIST 2482 African American History, II Miller
HIST 2430 Business in American Life Gelfand
HIST 4403 Persecution and Toleration in the Atlantic World Stanwood
HIST 4423 Plains Indians Richardson
HIST 4422 Race, Riots, and Rodeos Richardson
HIST 4450 U.S. Since 1960 Maney
HIST 4471 Boston: History, Literature, and Culture I Stanwood
HIST 4492 American Immigration II Oh
HIST 4496 U.S. Foreign Relations II Jacobs
HIST 4466 U.S. Constitutional History Rogers
MUSA 1300 History of Popular Music Ludwig
MUSA 2320 Music and America James
POLI 2309 The U.S. Congress Hopkins
POLI 2311 Urban Policy/ 21st Century America Skerry
POLI 2322 Courts and Public Policy Melnick
POLI 2341 American Political Thought I Hale
POLI 2342 American Political Thought II Kersch
POLI 2363 Muslims/US Society and Politics Skerry
POLI 2367 Media and Politics Thorson
POLI 2386 Civil Liberties Kersch
POLI 3359 Liberalism & Conservatism Wolfe
SOCY 0920 Peace or War on US foreign policy Derber
SOCY 1072 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY 1072 Crime and Punishment in America Martin
SOCY 3359 Sports in American Society Malec
SOCY 3375 American Economic Crisis and Social Change Derber
SOCY 3387 Sixties Through Film Hamm

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 2225 Journalism & New Media Johnston
JOUR 2227 Broadcast Writing Caswell-Mccarron
JOUR 2235 Sports Writing Golen
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Marcus
JOUR 2231 Feature Writing Aucoin
JOUR 2232 News Ethics Bergantino
JOUR 2233 Advanced Journalism Marcus
JOUR 2226 Writing About Popular Music Johnston
JOUR 2239 Travel Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2240 Profile Writing O'Connor
NEW COURSE The Art of Editing Lester