Academic Catalog

American Studies (AMST)

AMST-490  Advanced Special Topics  (4 Credits)  

An interdisciplinary exploration of selected and advanced topics relating to American experience. May be repeated as topics change.

AMST-495  Seminar  (4 Credits)  

An interdisciplinary examination of a selected period, theme, or issue related to the American experience. AMST students will propose seminar paper topics that integrate learning from previous courses in American Studies and related disciplines. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

Prerequisite(s): ITW-101, IIAMST-250, AMST-350  
Offered: Fall, Every Year  
AMST-497  Internship  (1-4 Credits)  

Experience in the field providing an opportunity to explore and reflect on work/professional options related to American Studies. Settings may be museums, historical/preservation/restoration organizations, libraries/archives, media, schools, environmental groups, social services, or other related fields. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Permission of American Studies coordinator, approval and appropriate supervision by core faculty.

AMST-498  Independent Study  (1-8 Credits)  

Intensive study of an issue, problem, or topic related to American Studies. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. Repeatable to a total of 8 credits.

IHAMST-140  What Is American Studies?  (4 Credits)  

Explores historical and contemporary issues from American culture(s). Topics may include nationhood, identity and cultural production.

IHAMST-248  Intro to Indigenous Studies  (4 Credits)  

Introduction to Indigenous Studies the Americas and their cultures. Students engage questions concerning indigenous peoples relationships to the legal, historical, and philosophical constructs invested in the United States and other American nation states. Investigations draw upon literature, music, and visual art as well as scholarly works.

Offered: Fall, Every Year  
IHAMST-372  Readings in American Studies  (4 Credits)  

Examines primary, theoretical and critical materials related to American Studies. May engage historical, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues in American culture(s).

Prerequisite(s): 24 credits in ISP including ITW-101 and QL  
IIAMST-250  Interpreting American Cultures  (4 Credits)  

An examination of a particular aspect of American cultures with an emphasis on developing a critical method appropriate to the interdisciplinary use of texts and other cultural artifacts. May be repeatable as topics change.

Prerequisite(s): ITW-101 or its equivalent  
IIAMST-391  Interdisc Topics American Studies  (4 Credits)  

Course employs perspectives from the interdisciplinary field of American Studies to examine particular social, cultural, political, phenomena related to United States and/or American identity. Topical inquiries made using methods/approaches from academic disciplines such as history, ethnic studies, geography, musicology or literary studies.

Prerequisite(s): 24 ISP credits  
Offered: Spring, Every Year