American Studies

American Studies considers the patterns of American culture as they have changed over time. You will explore the particular experiences of Americans from different regions, social classes, races, ethnicities, genders and national backgrounds.

American Studies 201

AMERICAN STUDIES 201—INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES (HAP)

Fall and Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: English 185 or equivalent. An interdisciplinary, historically grounded introduction to contemporary approaches to American studies scholarship, with emphasis on issues of class, ethnicity, gender, and cross-cultural studies.

American Studies 320

AMERICAN STUDIES 320—UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY: OXFORD ENCOUNTERING OXFORD (HAP)

Fall. Credit, three hours. A critical exploration of “community” where students formulate their own ideas about community, identify structures of belonging in communities, and develop deeper understandings of communities to which they are connected. Prerequisite: permission of instructor: students must submit a written statement (paragraph) explaining their previous experience with the subject matter and interest in the course.

American Studies 385R

AMERICAN STUDIES 385R—SPECIAL TOPICS: AMERICAN STUDIES (HAP OR HSC, DEPENDING ON TOPIC/INSTRUCTOR)

On Demand. Credit, three hours. Seminar or lecture series for advanced students in selected topics of American studies. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: minimum of one course, determined by instructor; permission of instructor.

American Studies 397R

AMERICAN STUDIES 397R—INDEPENDENT STUDY

Fall, Spring. Credit, one to four hours. Prerequisite: By consent of instructor only. Independent reading and research under the direction of a faculty member. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements.