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 2023

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
AADS 2800 / HIST 2800 From Slave Patrol to the War on Crime: Policing Blacks across American History Summers
AADS1110 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies McGuffey
AADS1114 / THEO2114 When Gods Begin Again: Intro to African and African Diaspora Religions McElwaine
AADS1155 Introduction to African-American Society McGuffey
AADS2182 / COMM2182 Black Popular Culture Kizito
AADS2204 Music and Social Justice Jacob Dorman
AADS2265 Women in Blues Jacob Dorman
AADS2332 / MUSA2330 History of Jazz Mangin
AADS3310 Studies of Race, Law, and Resistance Concepcion
AADS4485 / HIST4485 History of Medicine and Public Health/Afr Am Diaspora Summers
AADS6301 / ENGL6301 Seminar: Nineteenth-Century African American Literature and Culture Curseen
AADS6302 / ENGL6302 Seminar: Black Feminist Literature, Art, and Performance, 1970s-1990s Jones
COMM2125 / ENGL2125 / HIST2502 / SOCY2225 Introduction to Feminisms Barko
COMM2184 / JOUR2184 Sports, Media, Culture Serazio
COMM2265 Theory, History and Practice of Talk Media Citorik
COMM2285 Cultural Diversity in Media Wells
COMM4443 Seeing God and Hearing Ghosts: Spirituality in US Media Peterson
ENGL1724 Nature and Power: Reading the American Place Matson
ENGL1735 The Meaning of Boston: Literature and Culture Rotella
ENGL2141 American Literary History I DeRosa
ENGL2278 American Culture: Engaging Difference and Justice Harrison-Kahan
ENGL3340 Asian American Literature: Immigration, Exclusion and Engagement Puente
ENGL3357 American Bestsellers and Undersellers Franzino
ENGL3358 The Great Acceleration: Contemporary Fiction and Climate Change Gray
ENGL3361 Race in American Horror Haley
ENGL3362 Crafting Activism: Democracy, Composition, and D.I.Y. Rhetorics Ingram
FILM3332 Maverick Hollywood Directors Long
FILM3389 American Directors Series Chopra
HIST1630 The Meaning of Boston: History and Memory Quigley
HIST1841 Core Topics: When Worlds Collide: From Contact to the Constitution Lyerly
HIST2401 U.S. History I Murphy
HIST2412 The Pacific Northwest Murphy
HIST2455 American Fascisms Gallagher
HIST2463 We Gon' Be Alright: A Pop History of America Bonilla
HIST2475 America's War in Vietnam Jacobs
HIST2499 Partisan Politics: American Political Parties from 1754-2020 Richardson
HIST2817 The U.S. Presidency Murphy
HIST3438 Study and Writing of History: Black American Lives in the 19th Century: Narratives, Letters, & Testimonies Conner
HIST4011 The U.S. Occupation of Japan and Germany Seraphim
HIST4402 Natives and Newcomers in Early America Stanwood
HIST 4440 Housing America Glass
HIST4495 U.S. Foreign Policy I Jacobs
HIST4551 American Hate Lyerly
HIST4875 New England from Winthrop to Walden Stanwood
MUSA1300 History of Popular Music Daly Berman, McCool
MUSA2412 Hamilton and the American Musical McCool
POLI1061 Introduction to American Politics Hartney
POLI1204 The Politics of the Seventies Film Kirshner
POLI2301 Policy and Politics in the U.S. Melnick
POLI2309 The U.S. Congress Hopkins
POLI2317 The American Presidency Landy
POLI2367 Media and Politics Krupenkin
POLI2360 Seminar: Rights in Conflict Melnick
POLI2549 United States Foreign Policy 1945 to Present O'Rourke
POLI3340 Sem: Democracy and Our Schools Hartney
SOCY1043 Introduction to African-American Society McGuffey
SOCY1072 Inequality in America Spangler
SOCY1092 Peace or War Derber
SOCY2000 Oh my God! A Sociological Intro to Religion in the U.S. Morello
SOCY3000 Crime and Punishment Goldman
SOCY3303 Social Construction of Whiteness Piatelli
SOCY3310 Studies in Crime and Social Justice Hedges
SOCY3359 Sports in American Society Kim
THEO2952 U.S. Catholics: The Old Faith In A New Land Massa