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American Studies (AMER_ST)

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216 Introduction to American Cultural Studies 3 Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American cultures and the field of American studies. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 216, CES 216, ENGLISH 216, HISTORY 216, WOMEN ST 216).

216 (Effective through Spring 2021) Introduction to American Cultural Studies 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).

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

472 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 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 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 (Effective through Summer 2021) [DIVR] Digital Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural impact of digital media in cultural contexts; issues of race, class, gender, sexuality online. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 475, AMER ST 475).

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.

511 U.S. Presence and Intervention in the Pacific Rim 3 Modern and contemporary relations between the United States and the nations and peoples of Asia and the Pacific; effects of war, technology, and globalization on those relations.

512 Applied Linguistics in Contemporary American Culture 3 Linguistic theory from its historical foundations to current applications.

515 The Neoliberal University 3 Critically considers the pedagogical, professional, institutional, and social effects of neoliberalism on higher education.

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

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

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

528 Cultural Studies 3 Basic theory and core methods of the field of cultural studies through a cross discipline approach.

529 Cultural Politics of the Body 3 An interdisciplinary investigation of the historical, sociopolitical, biotechnical, and economic materialities of the human body within and across an array of identity categories.

553 Latino/a and Latin American Literatures and Cultures 3 Autobiographies, journals, and memoirs of Latino/a authors as a means of exploring the past and envisioning the future.

555 U.S. Interventions in Latin America 3 The hegemonic presence of the United States in Latin America, including strategies ranging from military invasion to subtle indoctrination through popular culture.

560 Critical Studies in Race and Popular Culture 3 Foundational and contemporary texts in popular culture studies that address the significance of race in our understanding and consumption of popular culture.

580 Immigration and Citizenship 3 Current research around the historic, social, economic, and political conditions that have influenced the flow of immigrants, their status as citizens, and their national/international identity.

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).

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. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the American Studies PhD program. 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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