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AMST-140
Wash DC: Life in a Monument
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
002
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
AMST-240 FA4
Poverty & Culture
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Woods,S
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
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.
CLOSED
002
03.00
Woods,S
Books
MTH
11:20AM
12:35PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
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
CANCELLED
001
U.S. through Foreign Eyes
03.00
Bell,A
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
U.S. through Foreign Eyes (3) Since its inception, the United States has been the subject of celebration, inspiration, and condemnation from those living outside its borders. This course uses a wide variety of primary sources to explore how the United States has tried to project itself abroad, as well as how a variety of commentators, e.g., journalists, heads of states, intellectuals, migrants, and minorities in other countries, have responded to the United States at different times.
CLOSED
002
U.S. Through Foreign Eyes
03.00
Bell,A
Books
W
11:20AM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
U.S. through Foreign Eyes (3) Since its inception, the United States has been the subject of celebration, inspiration, and condemnation from those living outside its borders. This course uses a wide variety of primary sources to explore how the United States has tried to project itself abroad, as well as how a variety of commentators, e.g., journalists, heads of states, intellectuals, migrants, and minorities in other countries, have responded to the United States at different times.
AMST-330
Contemporary American Culture
CANCELLED
001
Politics, TV Series & Ethics
03.00
Woods,S
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Politics, TV Series, and Ethics (3) 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.
CANCELLED
003
Beyonce: Race, Gend, Sexuality
03.00
Lane,C
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Beyonce: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. Pop Culture (3) Since 1990, singer and performer Beyonce has worked to cultivate an iconic status within the American popular imagination. This course uses Beyonce and her body of work--music, lyrics, images, and video--as a set of texts, challenging students to critically engage with issues that these texts present including racial iconicity, pop feminism, black feminism, and representations of black womanhood. Students learn and apply key theories in cultural studies related to race, gender, and sexuality as well as their intersections. Further, students examine black women's representations since the early twentieth century, placing Beyonce within a broader frame of American popular culture and its expectations of black women. Meets with WGSS-350 009.
(Meets with WGSS 350 009)
CLOSED
004
Politics, TV Series & Ethics
03.00
Woods,S
Books
W
02:30PM
05:20PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Politics, TV Series, and Ethics (3) 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.
OPEN
005
Beyonce: Race, Gend, Sexuality
03.00
Lane,C
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Beyonce: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. Pop Culture (3) Since 1990, singer and performer Beyonce has worked to cultivate an iconic status within the American popular imagination. This course uses Beyonce and her body of work--music, lyrics, images, and video--as a set of texts, challenging students to critically engage with issues that these texts present including racial iconicity, pop feminism, black feminism, and representations of black womanhood. Students learn and apply key theories in cultural studies related to race, gender, and sexuality as well as their intersections. Further, students examine black women's representations since the early twentieth century, placing Beyonce within a broader frame of American popular culture and its expectations of black women. Meets with WGSS-350 011.
(Meets with WGSS 350 011)
AMST-340
Commun Activism & Regional Std
CANCELLED
001
Activism and Social Media
03.00
Woods,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
Activism and Social Media (3) 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.
OPEN
002
Black Popular Culture in D.C.
03.00
Lane,C
Books
T
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Black Popular Culture in D.C. (3) In this course, students discuss various American pop culture formations including hip-hop, film, go-go, blues/jazz, speculative fiction, spoken word, sports, crime-fiction, politics, print news, and new digital media as they take shape within Washington, D.C., a city that's been majority Black for much of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course critically examines the concept of "Blackness," considering how Black people have influenced and engaged with/in American pop culture in the unique context of D.C. Students tangibly engage Black popular culture by exploring the city and its rich, vibrant culture and are challenged to design and implement an interactive interdisciplinary project. Guest speakers including D.C. officials, artists, entrepreneurs, and authors are featured.
OPEN
003
Activism and Social Media
03.00
Woods,S
Books
TH
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Activism and Social Media (3) 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.
CANCELLED
001
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
CANCELLED
OPEN
002
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
W
05:30PM
08:00PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
AMST-410
Senior Thesis
Prerequisite: AMST-400.
OPEN
001
03.00
Cabello,T
Books
AMST-491
Internship in American Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
03.00
Weis,L
Books
OPEN
002
01.00-06.00
Weis,L
Books
AMST-496
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Black to the Future
03.00
Leonard,K
Books
TF
12:55PM
02:10PM
TBA
TBA
01/17/17
05/09/17
Black to the Future (3) From Sun-Ra to Janelle Monet, Octavia Butler to Percival Everett, African American artists and intellectuals have long been pushing at the expected boundaries of blackness in search of intellectual and social freedom. This course explores how some of the most adventurous of those artists from the late 1960s to the present try to imagine the future of blackness as a way to imagine new social and political possibilities. The focus is on the sci-fi stylings of Afro-Futurism in literary and visual arts, the hyperrealism and satire of Scandal and Blackish, and artistic responses to Black Lives Matter. Through this artistry, the class speculates on what blackness can and should mean in the twenty-first century and beyond. Meets with LIT-481 001 LIT-681 001.
(Meets with LIT 481 001 LIT 681 001)