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AMST-140
Wash DC: Life in a Monument
OPEN
001
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
W
08:55AM
11:35AM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
AMST-200
American Dreams/American Lives
OPEN
001
03.00
Vester,K
Books
TF
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
AMST-240 FA4
Poverty & Culture
OPEN
001CB
03.00
Woods,S
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
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.
AMST-320
American Cultural History
OPEN
001
Victorian Culture
03.00
Vester,K
Books
W
11:45AM
02:25PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Victorian Culture This course explores a diverse range of cultural phenomena in the nineteenth century United States, reflecting on how clothes, interior design, child rearing philosophies, nutritional advice, travel, and pets can shape society and politics. Exploring the every-day life of the Victorians, the course also reflects on broad social movements and problems in the nineteenth century, a time of nation and empire building, suffrage, immigration, and war. Besides giving students an insight into the cultural, material and every-day history of the nineteenth century, the course focuses on how to utilize primary and secondary sources, how to do research, present in public settings, conceive and organize research projects and how to design and write a research paper. Meets with HIST-396 004.
(Meets with HIST 396 004)
OPEN
003
Black/Gay Exp in America
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
W
02:35PM
05:15PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
In the Life: The Black/Gay Experience in America 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.
AMST-330
Contemporary American Culture
OPEN
001
Politics, TV Series & Ethics
03.00
Woods,S
Books
MTH
11:45AM
01:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Politics, TV Series, and Ethics Political television shows such as The West Wing, House of Cards, and Scandal have garnered critical acclaim and strong ratings, while sparking dialogue at times of low voter turnout and political engagement. This course examines the interplay between politics, ethics, and the media. Topics explored include government corruption, media bias, the politics of race and gender representation, journalistic integrity, and the influence of political series on American popular culture. The course relies on academic texts, online resources, videos, and guest speakers.
CLOSED
002
American Drug Wars
03.00
Pembleton,M
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
American Drug Wars This seminar introduces students to the concept of the war on drugs--broadly interpreted--and surveys America's history with mild-altering substances and efforts to control or prohibit the same. America's battle with addiction has both greater longevity and importance than is generally appreciated. Beginning with the role of commodities like coffee, sugar, tobacco and alcohol in forging global trade routes and colonial empire, the course examines America's experience with drugs, alcohol, temperance movements, crime and law enforcement from the early republic into the twentieth century with the birth of the modern drug war. Students are presented with American social, cultural and political history "through the saloon door," and examine how taboos and attempts at prohibition have been historically contingent and how the issue of drug and alcohol use has often been the site of profound political and social conflicts, many with lasting implications. Meets with HIST-396 005.
(Meets with HIST 396 005)
OPEN
003
The Year 1922
03.00
Voris,L
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
The Year 1922 This course examines the cultural, intellectual and political forces that shaped the transnational explosion in literary and artistic achievement in 1922. In this banner year a slew of disruptive texts were published that came to define modernism including, Joyce's Ulysses, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, the fiction of Mansfield and Woolf, Stein's word portraits, Vallejo's Trilce, and Rilke's Duino Elegies, alongside developments in modern art such as Dada, Art Deco, Bauhaus and German Expressionist film. Questions such as why was 1922 such an illustrious year, and how these changes influenced American national identity are reviewed. Students examine the American response including portrayals of the flapper, the Roaring Twenties and the Lost Generation, within the transnational context of post-World War I Europe. Meets with LIT-343 001.
(Meets with LIT 343 001)
AMST-340
Commun Activism & Regional Std
CLOSED
001
Activism and Social Media
03.00
Woods,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
Activism and Social Media The growth of social media has dramatically changed how people communicate, collaborate and mobilize, thereby transforming political and social activism. These changes have profoundly impacted American culture, fundraising, lobbying and politics. This course examines the interplay between activism and social media through academic texts, online resources, case studies, videos, guest lectures and field trips. Issues covered include abortion, the economy, the environment, feminism, immigration, military actions and same-sex marriage.
AMST-400
Interpreting American Culture
Prerequisite: AMST-200.
OPEN
001
03.00
Vester,K
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/11/16
05/03/16
AMST-490
Ind Study Proj in Amer Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
Food and American Society
01.00-06.00
Vester,K
Books
OPEN
002
POST-COLONIAL CULTURE
01.00-06.00
Vester,K
Books
OPEN
003
Post-War Vietnam Culture
01.00-06.00
Vester,K
Books
OPEN
004
Ghosts of War Art & Activism
01.00-06.00
Vester,K
Books
OPEN
005
American Tattoo Culture
03.00-06.00
Cabello,T
Books
AMST-491
Internship in American Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
01.00-06.00
Cabello,T
Books