American Studies

AMERICAN STUDIES 201: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES (HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. 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 315: AMERICAN EDUCATION

TBA. Credit, four hours. This interactive course will explore the historical, social, economic, cultural, and political factors that influence issues and practices in American education (public K-12).

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

Fall. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; students must submit a written statement (paragraph) explaining their previous experience with the subject matter and interest in the course. 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. 

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: 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.