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American Studies Courses

morrissey college of arts and sciences

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

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 Trista Doyle.

fall 2016

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies  Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 4626 American Studies Senior Seminar: Studies in American Culture Rotella
AADS 1104/HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
AADS 2194 Reading Race at the Millennium Vats
AADS 1110 Intro to African Diaspora Studies  Frederick
AADS 2241 Black Feminisms 101: Harriet Tubman to Beyonce  Jean-Charles
AADS 3310 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance  Concepcion
ARTH 2267 From Saltbox to Skyscraper: Architecture in America Howe
COMM 2285 Cultural Diversity in the Media Matelski
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ENGL 5510 Contemporary American Women Writers Tanner
ENGL 5539 ATS: History, Memory, and Culture in American Literature Wilson
ENGL 2246 Introduction to Asian-American Literature Song
ENGL 2141 American Literary History I Lewis
ENGL 4410 American Fiction to 1860 Wallace
ENGL 4407 The American Renaissance      Lewis
ENGL 4445 Boston: History, Literature, and Culture Rotella/Quigley
ENGL 4523 Contemporary American Creative Nonfiction Tobin
FILM 2280 American Film History: Early years Blake
FILM 3393 American Classic Auteurs Blake
HIST 2421 American Presidency  Gelfand
HIST 2431 Medicine and Health in the U.S.  Valencius
HIST 2455 American Fascism Gallagher
HIST 2475 America's War in Vietnam Jacobs
HIST 2401 U.S. History, I Richardson
HIST 2481 African American History I Miller
HIST 4483 African American Life Stories Miller
HIST 2484 Montgomery Bus Boycott  Miller
HIST 4419 Slavery, Race, and Abolition  Lyerly
HIST 4454 Early American Women Lyerly
HIST 4464 Death Penalty in America Rogers
HIST 4465 Law and American Society  Gelfand
HIST 4475 History of the American West Johnson
HIST 4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST 4704 U.S. Environmental History Valencius
POLI 2305 American Federalism Landy
POLI 2317 American Presidency Landy
POLI 2306 Parties and Elections in America  Schlozman
POLI 2322 Courts and Public Policy Melnick
POLI 2327 U.S. Constitutional Development Kersch
POLI 2549 U.S. Foreign Policy from 1945-2015  O'Rourke  
SOCY 1075 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY 3304 Race, Ethnicity, Popular Culture Magubane
SOCY 3310 Studies in Crime and Social Justice Hedges
SOCY 3375 American Economic Crisis & Social Change Derber
THTR 3376 American Musical Theatre Hecht
THTR 3385 African American Theatre and Drama  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 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 2237 The Art of Editing Lester
JOUR 2238 Food Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2239 Travel Writing O'Connor

spring 2017

ENGL 2277 Introduction to American Studies Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 4626 American Studies Senior Seminar: Studies in American Culture Feeley
AADS 1105/HIST 2482 African American History II Miller
AADS 1155/SOCY 1043 Introduction to African American Society McGuffey
AADS 3310 Studies of Race, Law and Resistance Concepcion
ARTH 3356 Art Since 1945 Bookbinder
ARTH 2263 American Icons:19th Century Images of National Identity Orwig
COMM 4425 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ENGL 2143 American Literary History III O'Har
ENGL 3346 The Asian American Experience Song
ENGL 3301 Literature of the Beat Generation Boucher
ENGL 3353 Contemporary Literature of Migration Graver
ENGL 4632 ATS: Friendship, Love, and Social Taboo Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 4352 Women and the Avant Gardes Lyndenberg
ENGL 4478 Poe and the Gothic Lewis
ENGL 4628 Capstone: Five Heroic Americans Farrell
FILM 2290 American Film History: Pre-War Period Blake
FILM 3331 Independent American Film Meek
FILM 3389 American Director Series Blake
HIST 2402 U.S. History II Maney
HIST 2482 African American History II Miller
HIST 2485 Food in African American History Miller
HIST 4405 Colonial North America Stanwood
HIST 4450 U.S. Since 1960 Maney
HIST 4460 Reel Life: American Workers in History and Film Johnson
HIST 4462 U.S. Consitutional History II Rogers
HIST 4469 American Catholic History O'Toole
HIST 4474 A Tale of Two Cities Gelfand
HIST 4492 American Immigration Since 1865 Kenny
HIST 4496 U.S. Foreign Policy II Jacobs
HIST 4497 Terror and the American Century Gallagher
MUSA 1300 History of Popular Music James
MUSA 2320 Music and America James
POLI 2301 Policy and Politics in the U.S. Melnick
POLI 2309 The U.S. Congress Hopkins
POLI 2335 Conflict and Polarization in American Politics Hopkins
POLI 2342 American Political Thought II Kersch
POLI 2386 Civil Liberties Kersch
POLI 2549 United States Foreign Policy from 1945 to Present O'Rourke
POLI 4393 How Dysfunctional Is American Politics? Melnick
SOCY 1030 Deviance and Social Control Pfohl
SOCY 1043 Introduction to African-American Society McGuffey
SOCY 1058 Sociology of the Family Moorman
SOCY 1072 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY 1092 Peace or War: United States/Third World Derber
SOCY 3303 Social Construction of Whiteness Piatelli
SOCY 3375 American Economic Crisis and Social Change Derber
SOCY 5597 Contemporary Race Theory Magubane

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 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 2234 News Ethics Bergantino
JOUR 2235 Sports Writing Golen
JOUR 2237 The Art of Editing Lester
JOUR 2239 Travel Writing O'Connor
JOUR 2240 Profile Writing O'Connor