American Studies (AMST)

Director: Associate Professor Christopher Vials

Office: Philip E. Austin Building, Room 118

1201. Introduction to American Studies

(Also offered as ENGL 1201 and HIST 1503.) Three credits.

What is an American? A multi-disciplinary inquiry into the diversity of American societies and cultures. CA 4.

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. CA 1.

3265W. Seminar in American Studies

(Also offered as ENGL 3265W.) (Formerly offered as INTD 265W.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

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

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. May be repeated for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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.

3699. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: 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.

4897. Honors Thesis

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

 

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