AMST-140
Wash DC: Life in a Monument
CLOSED
001
 
03.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
MTH     02:30PM 03:45PM  WATK 102     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
AMST-200
American Dreams/American Lives
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Woods,S 
 
 
MTH     12:55PM 02:10PM  KRWN 105     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
AMST-240 FA4
Poverty & Culture
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Curtin,M 
 
 
TF      02:30PM 03:45PM  HRST 211     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Restriction: Community-Based Research Scholars (CBRS) Program. As a part of this course, students will engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the D.C. area to apply their knowledge.
AMST-296
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
African Americans in Diaspora 
03.00
Shannon,S 
 
 
TF      09:45AM 11:00AM  EQB  200     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
African Americans in the Diaspora (3) Introduces students to the combination of history, cultural analysis, and political thought by which to analyze the constitution and historical evolution of African American social, cultural, and political life in the United States as that life emerged within and against the African diaspora. Grading: A-F only.
CANCELLED
002
Superheroes & American Society 
03.00
Vester,K 
 
 
TF      02:30PM 03:45PM  TBA  TBA     CANCELLED
 
Superheroes and American Society (3) Superhero comics emerged in the 1930s from pulp fiction to reflect on Americans' desire for security, order, and control. During the following decades, comic superheroes conquered movie and TV screens, but continued to project the desires of generations, as well as the ideologies prevalent in American society. This course discusses how the superhero genre has examined foreign policy, war, gender, race, and change in the past and present.
AMST-320
American Cultural History
OPEN
001
Civil Rights in the U.S. 
03.00
Bell,A 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  WATK 102     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Civil Rights in the United States: Movements of Change (3) In this course students explore activist and civil rights movements in the United States, analyzing both the political and social actors articulating these movements, as well as the particular tactics and strategies mobilized by different communities and groups. Students consider how movements across the country and world play out in the contexts of their own lives. Focus on particular themes or movements including race/ethnicity; sexuality; immigration/nationalism; war/conflict; and class/Neoliberalism examines the various movements and actions that have mobilized around these concerns, such as the Civil Rights Movement, LGBT rights, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp, squatters/occupiers, and so forth.
CLOSED
002
Black/Gay Exp in America 
03.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  GRAY 104     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
In the Life: The Black/Gay Experience in America (3) This course investigates the history of African American LGBTs, from slavery to present time. Topics explored include: same-gender loving during slavery, intimate friendships, the Harlem Renaissance, queer Blues/Jazz artists, the Lavender Scare, Gay Liberation, Disco, Studio 54, Drag Balls and Drag Queens, AIDS, homosexuality in Hip-Hop, RuPaul's Drag race, Noah's Arc, and Frank Ocean. Students explore and read a wide variety of sources: black queer theory, cultural theory, literature, newspapers, archives, documentaries, movies, songs, and TV series.
OPEN
003
Slavery 
03.00
Curtin,M 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  KRWN 104     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Slavery (3) This survey course focuses on the rise and demise of North American slavery within the context of the Atlantic world. The course explores what it meant to live in a slave society, for both the free and the unfree. Students read a variety of primary and secondary sources to understand the experiences of enslaved men, women, and children. Students also explore how the institution shaped American law, politics, empire, gender roles, and ideas about freedom. The course proceeds chronologically and examines the origins of plantation slavery in the colonial era, its expansion during the early Republic, the end of slavery with the civil war, and its historical legacy. Meets with HIST-305 001.
(Meets with HIST 305 001)
AMST-330
Contemporary American Culture
OPEN
001
Food, Media, and Culture 
03.00
Vester,K 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  EQB  207     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Food, Media, and Culture (3) This course investigates the intersection of food, ideology, identity, and media in American history. Cookbooks, memoirs, magazines, radio and TV-shows as well as feature films have traditionally used food to discuss national, ethnic, and class identity, while simultaneously promoting norms on citizenship, gender, and sexuality. The sources discussed in the course reach from the first American cookbook in the late eighteenth century to food centered videogames in the twenty-first century.
OPEN
002
Health in the Digital Age 
03.00
Woods,S 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  DMTI 109     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Health in the Digital Age (3) The advent of social media has impacted how nonprofits, corporations and the medical community organize in response to the contributors to health and illness. This course examines the interplay between public health, activism and social media. Issues covered include privacy concerns, the role of the pharmaceutical industry, transnational health, and reproductive and sexual rights. The course incorporates academic texts, online resources, case studies, videos, and guest lectures.
OPEN
003
Glbl Cultures Michael Jackson 
03.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
W       11:20AM 02:10PM  GRAY 104     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Global Cultures of Michael Jackson (3) Michael Jackson was a global American icon. His music, a mix of rock, pop, soul and world music, weaved West African, South American, African American and Anglo-American inspirations. His choreography fused the artistry of Fred Astaire, James Brown, Marcel Marceau, Jackie Wilson, and Jerome Robbins. His filmography combined the influences of film noir, horror, science fiction and Broadway musicals. His World Tours visited forty countries. This course re-envisions Michael Jackson's global influences to reframe his international impact. In addition to documentaries, academic texts, and biographies, students critique Jackson's artistic production, music, videos, and concerts.
WAIT-2
004
The Shonda Rhimes Experience 
03.00
Woods,S 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  DMTI 109     08/28/17 12/16/17
 
The Shonda Rhimes Experience (3) This course examines the influence of Shonda Rhimes and her series, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, on American popular culture. Using these shows as case studies, students explore feminism, race, sexuality, and identity. Students also investigate the varied uses of traditional and social media by television networks, cast members, and viewers, as well as the representation of women in entertainment and media.
AMST-340
Commun Activism & Regional Std
OPEN
001
Latino Comm of DC Metro Area 
03.00
Campos,M 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  EQB  17      08/28/17 12/16/17
 
Latino Community in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area (3) This course takes an in-depth look at the Latino community, numbering about 13 percent of the population in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Students examine the historical and political factors that brought a massive migration of Central Americans to the DC area in the 1980s and bring it forward to the current period when unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America who reached the US/Mexico border are being reunited with family members in this region. The violence they fled, their journeys, and the challenges faced locally are explored. Students analyze and research the critical issues that affect Latinos today, such as immigration status, affordable housing, educational access, employment, cultural identity and mental health issues. Through community-based learning (also known as service-learning) with local nonprofit community agencies, students deepen their learning of these issues. A neighborhood visit to Mt Pleasant, guest speakers, interviews with community members, films, and cultural events further bring course content and class readings to life. As a part of this course, students will engage with a nonprofit agency or school in the D.C. area to apply their course knowledge.
(Meets with GOVT 423 001)
AMST-390
Ind Reading in Amer Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
CLOSED
001
Identity in Pop Music 
01.00-06.00
Woods,S 
 
 
 
AMST-490
Ind Study Proj in Amer Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
CLOSED
001
21st Century American Studies 
01.00-06.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
 
CLOSED
002
Capstone/Project Expansion 
01.00-06.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
 
AMST-491
Internship in American Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Weis,L