American Studies - Course of Study

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AMERICAN STUDIES GATEWAY COURSES

ART HISTORY

AH 161 American Architecture
AH 164 American Art: Civil War to Civil Rights
AH 165 The Black Experience: African American Art & Criticism in the 20th c.

ENGLISH

EN 105 African Diaspora: Literature and Culture
EN 114/FR 295 Caribbean Literature: History, Culture and Identity
EN 120/TA 123 American Women Playwrights
EN 121 American Literature and the Environment
EN 122 The Frontier in American Literature
EN 123 Ethnic American Literature
EN 124 American Literature: Myths and Legends
EN 125/TA120  American Drama
EN 126 American Social Protest Literature
EN 129 American Short Story
EN 131 American Women Writers of Color
EN 133 African American Literary Tradition
EN 170 Writing the Self: Autobiography

FILM

FTM 101 American Cinema: History and Analysis
FTM 102 American Television: History and Analysis
FTM 105 American Film: Decades

HISTORY

HI 238 Nineteenth-century United States
HI 239 Twentieth-century United States
HI 246 Women and Gender in U.S. History
HI 251 The American Century?: The U.S. & the World since 1900  
HI 253 Early America to 1800
HI 257 Who Built America? Working People in American History

MUSIC

MU 101 The History of Jazz
MU 102 The History and Development of Rock
MU 111 The Life and Music of George Gershwin
MU 112 The Music of Black Americans
MU 120 The History of American Song

POLITICS

PO 11 Introduction to American Politics
PO 115 Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice
PO 118 American Political Thought
PO 119 Sex, Sexuality and Gender
PO 133 United States Foreign Policy
PO 153 The Politics of Race, Class and Gender
PO 161 The American Presidency

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RS 260 Religion in the U.S.

SOCIOLOGY

SO 112 American Society
SO 161 American Class Structure
SO 162 Race Gender & Ethnic Relations
SO 166 Feminism, Gender & Everyday Life

THEATER

TA 123/EN 120 American Women Playwrights
TA 120/EN 125 American Drama


INTERDISCIPLINARY THEMES

Expression and Imagination in American Culture                    

AS 201 American Intellectual Tradition
AH 161 American Architecture
AH 164 American Art: Civil War to Civil Rights
AH 165 The Black Experience: African American Art & Criticism in the 20th c.
EN 105 African Diaspora: Literature and Culture
EN 114/FR 295 Caribbean Literature: History, Culture and Identity
EN 121 American Literature and the Environment
EN 122 The Frontier in American Literature
EN 123 Ethnic American Literature
EN 124 American Literature: Myths and Legends
EN 202 American Poetry
EN 207 The Contemporary American Novel
EN 233 American Literature, 20th Century to the Present
EN 234 American Women Writers of the 19th Century
EN 262 Harlem Renaissance
EN 263 African American Women Writers
EN 264 African American Fiction 1940-1980
EN 265 Contemporary African American Fiction
EN 281 Native American Literature
EN 282 Latino/a Literature
EN 284 American Women Writers of Color
EN 332 American Romanticism
EN 333 American Realism and Naturalism
EN 334 American Modernism
EN 335 Contemporary American Literature & Culture
EN 374 The Woman Question: Early Feminism & 19th c. Transatlantic Literature
EN 375 Caribbean Women Writers
EN 377 Urban Texts & Contexts
FTM 101 American Cinema: History and Analysis
FTM 102 American Television: History and Analysis
FTM 105 American Film: Decades
FTM 204 African American Cinema
HI 241/TA 241 Examining the Sixties: History, Art, and Legacy
MU 101 The History of Jazz
MU 102 The History and Development of Rock
MU 111 The Life and Music of George Gershwin
MU 120 The History of American Song
MU 132 Critical Issues in American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop (before: MU 201)
PO 168 Politics of Mass Popular Culture
RS 263 New Religious Movements in America
SO 166 Feminism, Gender & Everyday Life
SP 353 Spanish American Narrative
TA 123/EN 120 American Women Playwrights
TA 120/EN 125 American Drama

Power, Politics, and Institutions in America                

AH 161 American Architecture
EN 126 American Social Protest Literature
HI 238 Nineteenth-century United States
HI 239 Twentieth-century United States
HI 240 The Personal is Political: Women’s Activism in the 1960s
HI 241/TA 241 Examining the Sixties: History, Art, and Legacy
HI 243 American Constitutional and Legal History I, 1776 to 1900
HI 244 American Constitutional and Legal History II, 1900 to Present
HI 250 America Enters the World, United States Foreign Relations, 1763 to 1900
HI 251 The American Century?: The U.S. & the World since 1900  
HI 253 Early America to 1800
HI 257 Who Built America? Working People in American History
HI 331 The American Revolution and New Nation
HI 342 Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in U.S. History
HI 348 Social Movements in U.S. History: the 1960s
HI 356 History of the Cold War
PH 251 Ethical Theories in America
PO 11 Introduction to American Politics
PO 115 Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice
PO 118 American Political Thought
PO 119 Sex, Sexuality and Gender
PO 133 United States Foreign Policy
PO 153 The Politics of Race, Class and Gender
PO 155 Public Administration
PO 161 The American Presidency
PO 162 United States Congress
PO 163 Supreme Court I
PO 164 Supreme Court II
PO 165 Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Opinion
PO 166 American Public Policy
PO 168 Politics of Mass Popular Culture
PO 169 US Environmental Politics and Policy
PO 170 Battle over Family Values in American Politics
PO 220 Seminar on Feminist Theory
RS 263 New Religious Movements in America
SO 112 American Society
SO 161 American Class Structure
SO 162 Race Gender & Ethnic Relations
SO 163 Urban/Suburban Sociology
SO 171 Criminology
SO 175 Sociology of Law
SO 179 Death Penalty in America  

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American Society                       

AH 164 American Art: Civil War to Civil Rights
AH 165 The Black Experience: African American Art & Criticism in the 20th Century
EN 133 African American Literary Tradition
EN 131 American Women Writers of Color
EN 122 The Frontier in American Literature
EN 262 Harlem Renaissance
EN 263 African American Women Writers
EN 264 African American Fiction 1940-1980
EN 280 Special Topics in Ethnic American Literature
EN 282 Latino/a Literature
EN 283 Films and Novels in the Asian Diaspora: Challenges to Citizenship
EN 281 Native American Lit
EN 265 Contemporary African American Fiction
EN 334 American Modernism
EN 375 Caribbean Women Writers
FTM 204 African American Cinema
HI 238 Nineteenth-century United States
HI 239 Twentieth-century United States
HI 241/TA 241 Examining the Sixties
HI 253 Early America to 1800
HI 257 Who Built America? Working People in American History
HI 260 American Indian History
HI 262 African American History, 1619-1865
HI 263 Inventing Themselves: African American Women
HI 264 African American History, 1865-present
HI 331 The American Revolution and New Nation
HI 355 Civil War and Reconstruction
HI 337 Race, Violence, and Punishment in the US 1865-1976
HI 338 The Long Black Freedom Struggle
HI 342 Immigration, Ethnicity, & Race in US History
HI 348 Social Movements in 20th-Century U.S. History: The 1960's
MU 112 The Music of Black Americans
MU 132 Critical Issues in American Popular Music: Blues to Hip Hop (before: MU 201)
PO 153 The Politics of Race, Class and Gender
SO 165 Race, Cities and Poverty
SP 353 Spanish American Narrative
RS 213 Jews & Judaism in America
RS 275 Islam in America       
SO 112 American Society
SO 162 Race, Gender, & Ethnic Relations
SO 193 Social Work: The History of Social Welfare and Social Work
MU 101 The History of Jazz

Gender in American Society                            

EN 122 The Frontier in American Literature
EN 131 American Women Writers of Color
EN 234 American Women Writers of the 19th Century
EN 263 African American Women Writers
EN 282 Latino/a Literature
EN 374 The Woman Question: Early Feminism & 19th c. Transatlantic Literature
EN 375 Caribbean Women Writers
HI 240 The Personal is Political: Women’s Activism in the 1960s
HI 245 Feminism in the U.S.
HI 246 Women & Gender in U.S. History
HI 247 Family & Sexuality in American History
HI 257 Who Built America? Working People in American History
HI 263 Inventing Themselves: African American Women in U.S. History
MU 101 The History of Jazz
PO 119 Sex, Sexuality and Gender
PO 153 The Politics of Race, Class and Gender
PO 170 Battle over Family Values in American Politics
PO 220 Seminar on Feminist Theory
SO 142 Sociology of the Family
SO 161 American Class Structure
SO 162 Race, Gender, & Ethnic Relations
SO 166 Feminism, Gender & Everyday Life
SO 169 Women: Work & Sport
SO 193 Social Work: The History of Social Welfare and Social Work
TA 123 American Women Playwrights         

Values and Ethics in American Culture            

AS 200 American Intellectual Tradition
EN 121 American Literature and the Environment
EN 122 The Frontier in American Literature
EN 126 American Social Protest Literature
HI 237 The American Prophetic Tradition
HI 258 Who Built America? Working People in American History
HI 260 American Indian History
HI 338 The Long Black Freedom Struggle
HI 348 Social Movements in 20th-Century U.S. History: The 1960's
PH 211 American Philosophy
PH 251 Ethical Theories in America
PO 115 Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice
PO 153 The Politics of Race, Class and Gender
PO 169 US Environmental Politics and Policy
PO 170 Battle over Family Values in American Politics
RS 213 Jews & Judaism in America
RS 249 American Catholic Theologians
RS 263 New Religious Movements in America
RS 265 Non Traditional American Religious Groups
SO 142 Sociology of the Family
SO 151 Sociology of Religion
SO 165 Race, Cities and Poverty
SO 175 Sociology of Law
SO 179 Death Penalty in America                                         
SO 193 Social Work: The History of Social Welfare and Social Work
SO 279 Criminal Justice System Seminar

America and the World                                             

EN 105 African Diaspora: Literature and Culture
EN 114/FR 295 Caribbean Literature: History, Culture and Identity
EN 123 Colonial Contacts and Flights
EN 272 Literature of the Americas
EN 282 Latino/a Literature
EN 283 Films and Novels in the Asian Diaspora:  Challenges to Citizenship
EN 375 Caribbean Women Writers
HI 250 America Enters the World, United States Foreign Relations, 1763 to 1900
HI 251 The American Century?: The US & the World since 1900    
HI 253 Early America to 1800
HI 255 The United States in World War II
HI 342 Immigration, Ethnicity, & Race in US History
HI 356 History of the Cold War
HI 367 East Asia in 20th-Century American Wars
PO 133 United States Foreign Policy
PO 220 Seminar on Feminist Theory
RS 275 Islam in America
SO 151 Sociology of Religion
SO 162 Race, Gender, & Ethnic Relations
SP 353 Spanish American Narrative