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

SOCIOLOGY

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

THEATRE

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 SixtiesHistory, 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
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 SixtiesHistory, 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  Non Traditional American Churches
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  Non Traditional American Churches
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