Courses

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

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 2018


Course Number Course Title Professor
ENGL 227701 Introduction to American Studies Harrison-Kahan
ENGL 551301 American Studies Senior Seminar Lewis
AADS 110401 African American History I Miller
AADS 218201 / COMM 218201 Black Popular Culture Vats
AADS 233001 History of Jazz Mangin
AADS 235001 / ENGL 235001 Blackness and the Problem Howard
AADS 331001 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance Concepcion
AADS 401601 / ENGL 401601 / JOUR 201601 Reporting on Civil Rights Ards
AADS 447201 / COMM 447201 Race, Law, and Media Vats
AADS 447202 / COMM 447202 Race, Law, and Media Vats
AADS 448301 / HIST 448301 African American Life Stories Miller
ARTH 226301 American Icons: 19th Century Images of National Identity Anderson
COMM 218201 / AADS 218201 Black Popular Culture Vats
COMM 218401 Sports, Media, and Culture Serazio
COMM 218402 Sports, Media, and Culture Serazio
COMM 220901 Asian American Media Tran
COMM 442501 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
COMM 447201 / AADS 447201 Race, Law, and Media Vats
COMM 447202 / AADS 447202 Race, Law, and Media Vats
ENGL 212501 / HIST 250201 Introduction to Feminisms TBD
ENGL 212502 / HIST 250202 Introduction to Feminisms TBD
ENGL 214101 American Literary History I Lewis
ENGL 214301 American Literary History III Anderson
ENGL 235001 / AADS 235001 Blackness and the Problem Howard
ENGL 331601 Incendiary Poetics: Whitman and Ginsberg Roberts
ENGL 401601 / AADS 401601 / JOUR 201601 Reporting on Civil Rights Ards
ENGL 450101 / HIST 447101 Boston: History, Literature & Culture I Lewis & Stanwood
ENGL 480201 Race and Gender in Visual Culture Lydenberg
ENGL 500601 School's Not Everything: Education & African American Lit Curseen
FILM 333201 Maverick Hollywood Directors Long
HIST 240101 U.S. History I Richardson
HIST 245501 American Fascisms Gallagher
HIST 247501 American's War in Vietnam Jacobs
HIST 248101 / AADS 110401 African American History I Miller
HIST 445801 Nannies, Maids & Mail Order Brides Oh
HIST 446601 Adoption and Kinship in America Oh
HIST 447101 / ENGL 450101 Boston: History, Literature & Culture I Lewis & Stanwood
HIST 447501 History of the American West Johnson
HIST 448301 / AADS 448301 African American Life Stories Miller
HIST 449501 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST 455101 American Hate Lyerly
HIST 455201 Race, Rights and the Law Rogers
HIST 548001 (*restricted to majors) Contested Cities: Race, Class and Sexuality Johnson
MUSA 130001 History of Popular Music James
MUSA 130002 History of Popular Music James
MUSA 233001 / AADS 233001 History of Jazz Mangin
POLI 106101 Introduction to American Politics Hartney
POLI 230301 Dilemmas of Unity & Diversity in American Politics & Society Melnick
POLI 230601 Parties and Elections in America Hopkins
POLI 231701 The American Presidency Landy
POLI 232701 U.S. Constitutional Development Kersch
POLI 233001 Immigation: Process, Politics, and Policies Skerry
POLI 23601 (*Sophomores only) Rights in Conflict Melnick
POLI 23602 (*Sophomores only) Rights in Conflict Melnick
POLI 23603 (*Sophomores only) Rights in Conflict Melnick
POLI 23604 (*Sophomores only) Rights in Conflict Melnick
POLI 251801 Ideas, Values, and American Foreign Policy Deese
POLI 330301 (*Juniors/Seniors only) Federal Judiciary: Its Role in American Government O'Toole
POLI 334001 (*Juniors/Seniors only) Democracy and Our Schools Hartney
SOCY 103001 Deviance and Social Control Pfohl
SOCY 103801 Race, Class and Gender Simmons
SOCY 109201 Peace or War: United States/Third World Derber
SOCY 330401 Race, Ethnicity & Popular Culture Magubane
SOCY 330701 Race in the Criminal Justice System Comley
SOCY 331601 The Sociology of W.E.B. DuBois Magubane
SOCY 332501 Immigration and Identity Haider
SOCY 337301 Sexuality and Society Carroll
SOCY 337501 American Economic Crisis and Social Change Derber
THTR 338501 African American Theater and Drama Houchin
THEO 280001 Race, Freedom, and the Bible in America Gillihan
THEO 320301 Immigration and Ethics Heyer

Spring 2019


Course Number Course Title Professor
ENGL 227701 Introduction to American Studies Rotella
AADS 110501 African American History II Miller
AADS 218201 / COMM 218201 Black Popular Culture Vats
AADS 233401 / MUSA 233401 Hip Hop in American Culture Mangin
AADS 248201 Introduction to African American Literature Curseen
AADS 300001 / THEO 300001 Black Church Black Protest Adkins
AADS 300201 Black Nature: Race and Ecology Howard
AADS 301501 Just Playin': Artifice & Performance in Black America Curseen
AADS 331001 Studies of Race, Law and Resistance Concepcion
AADS 551301 Capstone: Growing Up Ethnic in America Sarr
AADS 559701 / SOCY 559701 Contemporary Race Theory Magubane
COMM 218201 / AADS 218201 Black Popular Culture Vats
COMM 442501 Broadcast Century Issues Keith
ENGL 212301 / LING 237901 / SOCY 227501 Language and Ethnicity Thomas
ENGL 212501 / HIST 250201 Introduction to Feminisms Murphy
ENGL 212502 / HIST 250202 Introduction to Feminisms Pfeffer
ENGL 214201 American Literary History II Puente
ENGL 248201 Introduction to African American Literature Curseen
ENGL 300601 The Golden Age of the American Musical Wallace
ENGL 340201 Discontinuous Histories in American Literature Moskowitz
ENGL 400201 / JOUR 220201 Narrative Journalism in Peace and War Wilson
ENGL 447801 Poe and the Gothic Lewis
ENGL 450201 / HIST 447201 Boston: History, Literature & Culture II Rotella
ENGL 500701 Toni Morrison Frederick
ENGL 551001 Contemporary American Women Writers Tanner
ENGL 600901 Literature and Early American Media Lewis
FILM 333101 Independent American Film Irving
HIST 240201 U.S. History II TBD
HIST 246001 Celluloid Salvation: Redemptionin American History & Film Lyerly
HIST 247101 Asian American History Oh
HIST 248201 / AADS 110501 African American History II Miller
HIST 248501 Foodways & Folkways in African American History Miller
HIST 250201 / ENGL 212501 Introduction to Feminisms Murphy
HIST 250202 / ENGL 212502 Introduction to Feminisms Pfeffer
HIST 282601 American Identities Jewett
HIST 282901 American Political Thought: Constitution to Trump Jewett
HIST 284501 Women in U.S. Medicine Tonn
HIST 440701 The Old South Lyerly
HIST 442201 Race, Riots & Rodeos: U.S. 1865-1900 Richardson
HIST 442501 The Frontier in the American Mind Richardson
HIST 444801 Gender, Family & Childhood in U.S. History Johnson
HIST 445001 The U.S. Since 1960 Maney
HIST 446201 U.S. Constitutional History II Rogers
HIST 447201 / ENGL 450201 Boston: History, Literature & Culture II Rotella
HIST 448101 History of Black Nationalism Miller
HIST 449601 U.S. Foreign Policy 1945-Present Jacobs
HIST 546401 (*restricted to majors) Race, Crime and the Law in the U.S. Rogers
INTL 253101 / POLI 253101 Politics of Energy & Climate in US & Intl Perspective Deese
JOUR 220201 / ENGL 400201 Narrative Journalism in Peace and War Wilson
LING 237901 / ENLG 212301 / SOCY 227501 Language and Ethnicity Thomas
MUSA 130001 History of Popular Music James
MUSA 130002 History of Popular Music Mangin
MUSA 233401 / AADS 233401 Hip Hop in American Culture Mangin
POLI 106101 Introduction to American Politics Skerry
POLI 120401 The Politics of Seventies Film Kirshner
POLI 230101 Policy and Politics in the U.S. Hartney
POLI 233801 Environmental Politics and Policy Hartney
POLI 234201 American Political Thought Kersch
POLI 238601 Civil Liberties Kersch
POLI 253101 / INTL 253101 Politics of Energy & Climate in US & Intl Perspective Deese
POLI 254901 U.S. Foreign Policy 1945-Present O'Rourke
SOCY 103001 Deviance and Social Control Carr
SOCY 103801 Race, Class and Gender Simmons
SOCY 107201 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY 109201 Peace or War: United States/Third World Derber
SOCY 222501 Introduction to Feminisms TBD
SOCY 222502 Introduction to Feminisms TBD
SOCY 227501 / LING 237901 / ENGL 212301 Language and Ethnicity Thomas
SOCY 330301 Social Construction of Whiteness Piatelli
SOCY 330701 Race in the Criminal Justice System Comley
SOCY 331601 The Sociology of W.E.B. DuBois Magubane
SOCY 332501 Immigration and Identity Haider
SOCY 334601 Environmental Justice Coatarpeter
SOCY 335901 (*restricted to majors) Sports in American Society Malec
SOCY 337301 Sexuality and Society Carroll
SOCY 337501 American Economic Crisis and Social Change Derber
SOCY 339101 Social Movements Attwood-Charles
SOCY 559701 / AADS 559701 Contemporary Race Theory Magubane
THTR 337601 American Musical Theatre Hecht
THEO 222901 Religious Freedom in the United States Owens
THEO 300001 Black Church Black Protest Adkins

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