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Courses with the Am St Prefix

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Courses

American Studies (AMER_ST / AM ST)

216 [S,D] American Cultures 3 Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American cultures and the field of American studies. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 216, ENGLISH 216, HISTORY 216, WOMEN ST 216). Typically offered Summer Session.

470 [T] Literature and Culture of the American West 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural exploration of American West in written texts; outsider and insider versions of reality and imagination of its diverse peoples. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 470, AMER ST 470).

471 [T] Cultural Politics Since World War II 3 American popular culture, politics and culture of the 1960s, or topics in recent cultural politics.

472 [T] Ecological Issues and American Nature Writing 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Representation of nature in American fiction and nonfiction; role of culture in shaping environmental problems and solutions. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 472, ENGLISH 472).

473 [T,D] Arts in American Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Exploration of visual culture?from fine arts to advertising?as a political, sociological, psychological, and philosophical influence in 20th-century American cultures.

474 [T,D] Social Movements and US Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural impact of selected social movements such as abolition, populism, labor, women's, ethnic power, gay/lesbian and anti-globalization.

475 [T,D] Digital Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural impact of electronic media, especially the World-Wide Web; issues of race, class, gender, sexuality online. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 475, DTC 475, ENGLISH 475). Typically offered Summer Session.

505 Pro Seminar in American Cultural Studies 3 Critical theoretical engagement within an interdisciplinary field; emphasis on professionalism.

506 Frameworks in American Cultural Studies 3 Critical framework for intellectual, theoretical, and political genealogies within American Studies.

507 Contemporary Practices in American Cultural Studies 3 Overview of contemporary practices in American cultural studies; important concepts and major insights within the field.

520 Colonization, Globalization and Decolonization 3 Topics in the critical study of colonialism, neo-colonialism, imperialism, globalization and resistance to these forces.

521 Critical Studies in Sexuality 3 Topics in the critical analysis of normative sexualities and forces shaping US and global cultures.

522 Digital Cultures, Digital Divides 3 Critical analysis of the social and cultural dimensions of the digital divide and use of digital technologies by dominant and subaltern communities.

523 Environmental Justice Cultural Studies 3 Critical analysis of the cultural dimensions of environmental justice and injustice.

524 Critical Studies in Popular Culture 3 Interdisciplinary approaches to historical and contemporary trends and issues in US popular culture.

525 Social Movements in American Studies 3 Theoretical and historical study of the role of social movement in United States culture.

526 Contemporary Theories of Race and Ethnicity 3 Major theoretical readings and key recent texts in U.S. and transnational ethnic studies scholarship.

527 Contemporary Feminist Theories and Practices 3 Major theoretical readings and key recent texts in U.S. and transnational feminist scholarship.

590 Seminar in American Studies 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Interdisciplinary topics in American culture.

596 Topics in American Studies 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. American Studies Summer Institute. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 596, HISTORY 596). Credit not granted for both HISTORY 496 and HISTORY 596.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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