American Studies (AMST)
This course is an introduction to American Studies and the types of research and methodologies that are used in this interdisciplinary field.
This sophomore/junior readings seminar will be offered on a variety of topics based on the particular interests and experience of the instructors.
This seminar explores how social movements have demanded access to political, cultural, and economic institutions in order to generate change and promote social justice.
This seminar looks at the ways in which foodways relates American society and culture, and develops many of the skills that are central to interdisciplinarity.
This junior readings and research seminar will be offered on a variety of topics based on the particular interests and experiences of the instructors. Student research, which will culminate into a 20-page paper, is central to this course.
This seminar explores the ways in which various disciplines explore the behaviors and attitudes tied to gender and sexuality in the United States.
Introduction to museums in the United States with a focus on how past practices are connected to ongoing debates, dilemmas, and opportunities in the field.
Analysis and discussion of changing concepts of human rights and the movements that have defended and broadened them.
Explores specific topics in American Studies, e.g., "The Impact of Darwin on American Thought" ; offered occasionally- depending on faculty resources and student interest;may be used to meet part of the related field requirements.
A significant research project pursued under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Directed individual research on problems in American Studies, as approved by the Director.
Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with the Director. No credit in the major.