Courses

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 Lauren Crockett-Girard.

Fall 2022

Please visit the EagleApps Course Information and Schedule site for up-to-date course descriptions, faculty, meeting times, and room assignments.

Course Number Course Title Instructor
AADS1108 Intro to African Diaspora Literatures Frederick
AADS1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies McGuffy
AADS1114 When Gods Begin Again: Intro to African and African Diaspora Religions Mcelwaine
AADS1804 African American History I Miller
AADS2182 / COMM2182 Black Popular Culture Kizito
AADS2204 Music and Social Justice Jacob Dorman
AADS2241 Black Feminisms 101: From Harriet Tubman to Beyoncé Adkins
AADS2334 Hip Hop in American Culture Mangin
AADS2485 / HIST2485 Foodways and Folkways in African American History Miller
AADS2800 / HIST2800 From Slave Patrol to the War on Crime: Policing Blacks Across American History Summers
AADS3250 / ENGL3250 Black Movements Curseen
AADS3310 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance Concepcion
AADS4483 / HIST4483 African American Life Stories Miller
AADS6036 / ENGL6036 / JOUR4036 Seminar: Black Memoir Matters Ards
COMM2125 / ENGL2125 / HIST2502 / SOCY2225 Introduction to Feminisms Whitcavitch-Devoy
COMM2125 / ENGL2125 / HIST2502 / SOCY2225 Introduction to Feminisms Erol
COMM2242 Television and Radio: Then and Now Keith
COMM2265 Theory, History and Practice of Talk Media Citorik
COMM4431 Religious Expression in the Digital Age Peterson
COMM4452 News Media/Democracy Serazio
COMM4453 News Media/Democracy Serazio
COMM4470 Communication, Capitalism, Consumerism Erol
ECON2000 / ENVS2501 The State of Affordable Housing in the States Van Meter
ECON2242 Public Policy in an Aging Society Rutledge
ENGL1724 Nature and Power: Reading the American Place Matson
ENGL2246 Introduction to Asian American Literature Song
ENGL2278 American Culture: Engaging Difference and Justice Harrison-Kahan
ENGL3001 Walking Infinite Jest Boucher
ENGL3119 The Graphic Novel and Marginality Puente
ENGL6037 Seminar: The Harlem Renaissance Curseen
ENGL6040 Seminar: The City in American Literature and Culture Rotella
ENVS3347 / SOCY3346 Environmental Justice Largesse
FILM3315 Film Noir Long
HIST2824 Metropolitan America: Cities and Suburbs in the Twentieth Century Glass
HIST2475 America's War in Vietnam Jacobs
HIST2451 Russian Meddling: Soviet Spying in America, 1917 to 2017 Gallagher
HIST1804 African American History I Miller
HIST4440 Housing America Glass
HIST4458 Nannies, Maids, and Mail Order Brides: Gender and Migration in U.S. History Oh
HIST4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST4497 Terrorism in America Gallagher
MUSA1300 History of Popular Music James
MUSA1300 History of Popular Music McCool
MUSA2330 History of Jazz Mangin
MUSA2334 Hip Hop in American Culture Mangin
MUSA2412 Hamilton and the American Musical McCool
POLI1061 Introduction to American Politics Dept
POLI2301 Policy and Politics in the U.S. Melnick
POLI2309 The U.S. Congress Hopkins
POLI2327 U.S. Constitutional Development Kersch
POLI2367 Media and Politics Krupenkin
POLI2385 Conservatism in Modern America Kersch
POLI3316 Technology and Politics Krupenkin
POLI3340 Sem: Democracy and Our Schools Dept
POLI4390 Immigration: Processes, Politics, and Policies Skerry
SOCY1072 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY1092 Peace or War Derber
SOCY3316 The Sociology of W.E.B. DuBois Magubane
SOCY3359 Sports in American Society Kim
SOCY3375 American Economic Crisis and Social Change Derber
SOCY3391 Social Movements Kadivar
THEO2800 Race, Freedom, and the Bible in America Gillihan
THTR1703 Performing the Immigrant Experience Stahl

Spring 2022

Course Number Course Title Instructor
AADS1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies Mcelwaine
AADS1114 When Gods Begin Again: Intro to African and African Diaspora Religions Mcelwaine
AADS1805 African American History II Miller
AADS2204 Music and Social Justice Dorman
AADS2290 Gospel Workshop Dorman
AADS2484 Focus on Civil Rights: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Miller
AADS3310 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance Concepcion
AADS4016/ENGL4016 Reporting Civil Rights Ards
AADS4482 Ghana and the U.S.: Historical and Cultural Connections Miller
AADS5513 Capstone: Growing Up Ethnic in America Sarr
ARTH2267 Saltbox to Skyscraper: American Architecture Orwig
COMM2225/ENGL2125/HIST2502 Introduction to Feminisms Peterson
COMM2225/ENGL2125/HIST2503 Introduction to Feminisms Whitcavitch-Devoy
COMM2265 Theory, History and Practice of Talk Media Citorik
COMM2267 Governing the Internet: Comparative Perspectives MacClure Brintrup
COMM2283 Asian Americans in Sport and Society Kim
COMM4443 Seeing God and Hearing Ghosts: Spirituality in US Media Peterson
ECON2242 Public Policy in an Aging Society Quinn
ENGL 5513 American Studies Senior Seminar: Transnational American Studies: The US and Asia Klein
ENGL2143 American Literary History III Tanner
ENGL2278 American Culture: Engaging Difference and Justice Harrison-Kahan
ENGL3309 Writing Deindustrialization: Rhetorics of Class and Labor Pauszek
ENGL3325 The History and the Future of the Book Pottroff
ENGL3338 Americanization & the Rhetorics of Citizenship Portillo
ENGL3340 Asian American Literature: Immigration, Exclusion and Engagement Puente
ENGL4011 Faulkner to Beyoncé: New South Aesthetics Ards
ENGL4410 American Fiction to 1860 Lewis
ENGL5903 Seminar: Human Rights and American Women’s Writing Harrison-Kahan
FILM2282 Political Fiction Film Michalczyk
FILM3331 Independent American Film Chopra
FORS2201 Wounded Warriors in Transition Burgess, Ann W Petreca, Victor G
HIST1068 America and the World II Jacobs
HIST1803 The American Pacific (II) Oh
HIST1805 African American History (II) Miller
HIST1843 Disease, Inequity, and Power: Epidemics in Modern History Summers
HIST2441 U.S. Political History since 1968 Glass
HIST2450 Spies, Spying, and the Presidency Gallagher
HIST2484 The Montgomery Bus Boycott Miller
HIST3484 Happy Days: Cold War American Family Oh
HIST4448 Domestic Revolutions: Gender, Family, and Childhood in U.S. History Johnson
HIST4477/INTL4477 Drugs and Money Kent
HIST4482 Ghana/US: History and Cultural Connections Miller
HIST4488 American Madness: History of Mental Illness in the United States Summers
HIST4496 US Foreign Policy II Jacobs
HIST4501 The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic Beiner
HIST5467 Freedom in US History Glass
JOUR2257 Telling Difficult Stories Caswell McCarron
JOUR2259 Breaking The News Sennott
MUSA1300 History of Popular Music McCool
MUSA2320 Music and America James
PHIL2216 Boston: An Urban Analysis Manzo
PHIL6225 Frederick Douglass in Philosophical Dialogue Fried
POLI1061 Introduction to American Politics Skerry
POLI1204 The Politics of the Seventies Film Kirshner
POLI2307 Racial and Ethnic Politics Krupenkin
POLI2335 Conflict and Polarization in American Politics Hopkins
POLI2338 Environmental Politics and Policy Hartney
POLI2339 State and Local Government Hartney
POLI2341 American Political Thought I Hale
POLI2342 American Political Thought II Kersch
POLI2367 Media and Politics Krupenkin
POLI2386 Civil Liberties Kersch
POLI4394 Muslims in American Society and Politics Skerry
PSYC4449 Psychology of Inequality Ahl
SOCY2000 Oh my God! A Sociological Intro to Religion in the U.S. Morello
SOCY3303 Social Construction of Whiteness Piatelli
SOCY3316 The Sociology of W.E.B. DuBois Magubane
THEO2800 Race, Freedom, and the Bible in America Gillihan
THEO3253 Religion and American Public Life Massa