American Studies (AMST)

AMST 300     Comparat. American Identities     3 Credit Hours

This course will confront and complicate the following key questions: what does it mean to be an American? What is American culture? Participants in this course will respond to the questions central to the American Studies field by reading and discussing historical, sociological, literary, artistic, material culture, political, economic, and other sources. Students will use this interdisciplinary study to examine the multiple identities of Americans - as determined by factors such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and religion. While emphasizing the diversity of American culture, participants will consider some core values and ideas uniting America both in historical and contemporary society. Students will be invited to seek out and share fresh narratives of the American experience.

Prerequisite(s): COMP 106 or Composition Placement Score with a score of 40 or Composition Placement Score with a score of 107 or COMP 220 or COMP 270 or COMP 280

Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

AMST 390     Topics in American Studies     3 Credit Hours

Examination of problems and issues in selected areas of American Studies. Title in the Schedule of Classes will change according to course content. Course may be repeated for credit when specific topics differ.

AMST 499     Ind. Study in Amer Studies     1 to 3 Credit Hours

The independent study is designed for American Studies majors to provide an opportunity for pursuing a significant scholarly project that explores a topic of interest in American Studies while synthesizing insights gained from prior coursework in American Studies. The course can be repeated for up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): AMST 300 or HIST 3602 or ENGL 306 or SOC 306 or COMM 306

Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Major is American Studies

*An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally