AMST Course Catalogue

AMST 1201. Introduction to American Studies

( Also offered as ENGL 1201 and HIST 1503.) Three credits. Not open to students who have passed INTD 276.

What is an American? A multi-disciplinary inquiry into the diversity of American societies and cultures.

AMST 1700. Honors Core: American Landscapes

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to freshman and sophomore honors students.

Real and imagined landscapes in the Americas as seen through the history of the land and its uses and through changing representations of those landscapes in art, literature, science, and popular culture.

AMST 3265W. Seminar in American Studies

(Also offered as ENGL 3265W.) (Formerly offered as INTD 265W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or 3800: open to juniors or higher.

In-depth study of an event, historical period, or cultural production from an interdisciplinary perspective.

AMST 3281. Internship

Credit and hours by arrangement, not to exceed six credits per semester. Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. No more than eight credits may be earned in a single placement, and no more than three credits may be counted towards completion of requirements for the American Studies major. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). May be repeated for credit.

AMST 3695. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Open to juniors or higher. Other prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

AMST 3699. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor and approval of the director. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Supervised reading and writing on a subject of special interest to the student.

AMST 4897. Honors Thesis

Credits and hours by arrangement. Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor.

AMST 6000. American Studies: Methods and Major Texts

An introduction to the methodologies and topics of American Studies through a survey of major texts in the field, past and present.  Course also provides a history of the field.   Cross listed as ENGL 6800 and HIST 6000.  Open to graduate students in English, History, and Political Science.  Others with permission.  Three credits.

AMST 6500.  American Studies: Special Topics

A detailed study of a specific topic in American cultural studies with an emphasis on developing skills in interdisciplinary research.  Topics vary from semester to semester.  May be repeated once for credit.   Cross listed as ENGL 6850 and HIST 6500.  Open to graduate students in English, History, and Political Science.  Others with permission.  Three credits.