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Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021 Courses

AMER 1002: Introduction to American Studies
2 courses taught by Professor Valentine

AMER 2500: American Cultures: Past, Present, Future
2 courses taught by Professor Jacobs

AMER 2700: Religion, Politics, and American Culture
Taught by Professor Jacobs
The political role of religion and the religious role of politics. Christian Nationalism; religious social activism; atheism in America; emergent religions and political resistance; immigration, religion, and community. (US)

AMER 3851 & 3852: Independent Readings and Research

AMER 3880: Internship Training

AMER 3881: Internship Readings and Research

AMER 4000: Research Methods Workshop
Taught by Professor Torres Colón

Interdisciplinary methods for qualitative research. Examines approaches to the study of culture, history, and aesthetic experience. Students will have an opportunity to apply methods through projects. Also listed as ANTH 4160.

AMER 4999: Senior Honors Thesis

There are many courses in other departments that count for American Studies credit. When searching for courses on YES, students should do an advanced search, open the “Class Attributes” drop down menu, and check the option, “Eligible for American Studies Major.”

Fall 2021 Courses pre-approved to count towards American Studies

AADS 1010: Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies

AADS 2214: History and Myth: Black Women in the United States

AADS 2654: Memoirs and Biographies

AADS 3258: Black Issues in Education

ANTH 2105: Race in the Americas

ANTH 2109: Food Politics in America

CMA 1600: Introduction to Film and Media Studies

CMST 2800: Rhetoric and Civic Life

CMST 3001: Rhetoric of the American Experience, 1865 to 1945

ECON 3150: Topics in the Economic History of the U.S.

ENGL 2316: Representative American Writers

ENGL 3654W: African American Literature

ENGL 3890W: Movements in Literature- The Harlem Renaissance

ENGL 3898W: Special Topics in English and American Literature – Divided Metropolis: Culture and Design in the City

HIST 1370: Colonial Latin America

HIST 1410: U.S. 1877-1945: Reconstruction through World War II

HIST 1430W: North American Indians and the Environment

HIST 1740: The U.S. and the Vietnam War

HIST 2480: Central America

HIST 2570: Caribbean History, 1492-1983

HIST 2610: The Founding Generation

HIST 2660: The Birth of Modern Capitalism and Human Trafficking

HIST 2690: The Civil Rights Movement

JS 1111: First-Year Writing Seminar – FYS: Civil Rights and Civil War

JS 2280W: Jewish Humor

LAS 2101: Introduction to Latin America

MHS 1930: Social Dimensions of Health and Illness

MUSL 1600: American Popular Music

MUSL 1640: Country Music

MUSL 1650: History of Rock Music

PSCI 1100: Introduction to American Government and Politics

PSCI 2225: International Political Economy

PSCI 2225: Special Topics in American Government: Media & Data in American Politics

PSCI 2225: Special Topics in American Government: American Political Development

SOC 3233: Contemporary American Society

SOC 3301: Society and Medicine

SOC 3604: American Social Movements

SOC 3611: Women and the Law

SOC 3702: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States

SPAN 4741: Spanish-American Literature of the Post-Boom Era







*Courses not listed as eligible for American Studies credit may count towards a student’s major or minor, but approval from the DUS is needed before taking the course.



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