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American Studies Program

American Studies will teach you how to think expansively and critically about American culture. Our courses will allow you to understand the patterns of American culture as they have changed over time, and as they are reflected in the particular experiences of Americans from different regions, social classes, races, ethnicities, genders and national backgrounds. The major will immerse you in the subject of American culture, as well as in the interdisciplinary methods of American Studies, which seek insight through multiple perspectives on phenomena, events, or currents in American culture. You will be exposed to several disciplinary perspectives through the Contributing Courses and also to models for integrating such perspectives in the Core Course, the Introduction, and the Senior Symposium. Our major is designed to help you explore the borders of American nationality as well as the contexts in which the American experience has unfolded. Our faculty have a wide range of scholarly interests and are affiliated with the English, Women's Studies, Sociology, Religion and History Departments at Emory.

The major will emphasize the interdisciplinary study of cultural forms, practices, institutions, technologies, and social movements in American history and culture. Both individual courses and the program as a whole will give special attention to the interactions of gender, place and region, race and ethnicity, and social class as cultural patterns. While we take the United States as our primary field of reference, we do so understanding that the internal borders of region and the external borders of nation have changed over time. We thus encourage work that explores America as a place, a population, and a set of historical events, and we will encourage each major to include courses with a comparative dimension or ones that offer an international context for the development of American culture.

We seek to give students a broad base in the sweep of American history (in our introductory course and in the requirement of one other course in American History) and exposure to the way that different disciplines offer insight into American history (hence the requirement to take one contributing course in social science and one in humanities). In the core courses, students will choose from a range of deeply interdisciplinary courses as they learn to apply the basic models of the introductory course to a variety of events and social phenomena in American history. The senior symposium will function as a capstone seminar, one that will bring students to a certain level of sophistication about American Studies as a scholarly field. In that seminar, students will learn about the history of American Studies and participate in a research seminar around a common theme (such as the legacy of slavery or the Vietnam War).

American Studies began as an intellectual movement in universities and colleges and there are over two hundred American Studies programs in the United States (and even more abroad). It is therefore a degree that is recognizable to professional schools, gradaute programs, and employers. It can prepare students for a wide range of careers: in law, business, teaching, journalism, the arts, philanthropy and museums. Our majors will be taught how to think critically about the complex social system in which they live, which is an exemplary way to combine a liberal arts education with vocational interests.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Kim Loudermilk
P7614637
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, Oklahoma State University, 1979
  • MA, Wichita State University, 1987
  • PhD, Emory University, 1997

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • feminist theory
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Peter Wakefield
P2357088
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • BA, Hamline University, 1980
  • PhD, Brown University, 1989

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • ancient Greek philosophy
  • the philosophy of teaching
  • critical pedagogy
Core Faculty
Peggy Barlett
P6100059
Goodrich C White Professor

Education

  • BA, Grinnell College, 1969
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1975

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • economic anthropology
  • agricultural systems
  • gender
  • sustainable development
  • Latin America
  • United States
Matthew Bernstein
P7822552
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
  • MFA, Columbia University, 1982
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Departments

  • Film & Media Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American and international film history
  • film criticism
  • research methods
Joseph Crespino
P7597587
Professor

Education

  • BA, Northwestern University, 1994
  • MA, University of Mississippi, 1996
  • MA, Stanford University, 2002
  • PhD, Stanford University, 2002

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • modern U.S. South
Stephen Crist
P7232273
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Harvard University, 1978
  • MM, University of South Florida, 1980
  • PhD, Brandeis University, 1988

Departments

  • Music, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • music history
Timothy Dowd
P5651937
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Grand Canyon College, 1986
  • MA, Arizona State University, 1988
  • PhD, Princeton University, 1996

Departments

  • Sociology, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • culture
  • music
  • media
  • formal organizations
  • economic sociology
Michael Elliott
P8894697
Professor and Senior Associate Dean (Faculty), Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Education

  • BA, Amherst College, 1992
  • MA, Columbia University, 1993
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1998

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • nineteenth-century American literature
  • Native American literature
Lawrence Jackson
P6645145
Professor

Education

  • BA, Wesleyan University, 1990
  • MA, Ohio State University, 1992
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1997

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • American and African American fiction and autobiography
Walter Kalaidjian
P2317034
Professor

Education

  • BA, Kenyon College, 1974
  • MA, University of Illinois, 1975
  • PhD, University of Illinois, 1982

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • twentieth-century American literature
  • poetry
  • critical theory
Gary Laderman
P0842042
Professor

Education

  • BA, California State University, 1986
  • MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994

Departments

  • Religion, Core Faculty
  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • religion in the United States
Valerie Loichot
P5258365
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Universite de Franche- Comte, 1989
  • MA, Universite de Franche- Comte, 1990
  • PhD, Louisiana State University, 1996

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Francophone and postcolonial literature, culture, and theory
Michael Moon
P0978499
Professor

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, MA
  • Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University, PhD
  • American studies, Johns Hopkins University, gay and lesbian studies

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American studies
  • gay and lesbian studies
  • late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American literature, culture, and film (especially sexuality and mass culture)
Catherine Nickerson
P0183664
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Yale University, 1983
  • PhD, Yale University, 1992

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • late nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature
  • popular fiction
  • Asian American studies
  • violence studies
Mary Odem
P7099561
Professor

Education

  • BA, Washington University, 1980
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1989

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • history of women, gender, and family in the United States
  • history of immigration and ethnicity
Jonathan Prude
P9061649
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Amherst College, 1968
  • MA, Harvard University, 1970
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1976

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • social and labor history
Benjamin Reiss
P7660302
Professor

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 1986
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American literature before 1865
  • cultural studies
  • race and slavery
  • literature and psychology
John Stuhr
P3458799
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1976

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • social and political philosophy
  • pragmatism and American philosophy
  • 19th & 20th century European philosophy
  • ethics
  • philosophy and contemporary culture
Natasha Trethewey
P1691632
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing

Education

  • BA, University of Georgia, 1989
  • MA, Hollins University, 1991
  • MFA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1995

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • Creative Writing, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • creative writing
  • contemporary poetry
Allen Tullos
P1353689
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Alabama, 1973
  • BA, University of North Carolina, 1976
  • MA, Yale University, 1979
  • PhD, Yale University, 1985

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • popular music
  • culture and geography
  • network society
Kimberly Wallace-Sanders
P3580772
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 1983
  • MFA, Brown University, 1986
  • PhD, Boston University, 1996

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • race, gender, and representation
  • nineteenth-century popular culture
  • African American women and culture
  • body theory and feminism
  • racial stereotypes and artifacts

Courses

American Studies 100-Level Courses
AMST 112: American Identities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 112W: American Identities
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 190: Freshman Sem: American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Variable topics related to the U.S. and the Americas that combine interdisciplinary perspectives and methods from the humanities and social sciences.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
American Studies 200-Level Courses
AMST 201: Intro to American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. An interdisciplinary, historically grounded introduction to contemporary approaches to American studies scholarship, with emphasis on issues of class, ethnicity, gender, and cross-cultural studies. Participates in ILA Writing Labs.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Courses participating in ILA Writing Lab initiative require students to attend 60 minutes of structured writing instruction outside of class over 10 weeks. Students can choose any one of five regularly scheduled sessions in any given week.
AMST 201W: Intro to American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. An interdisciplinary, historically grounded introduction to contemporary approaches to American studies scholarship, with emphasis on issues of class, ethnicity, gender, and cross-cultural studies. Participates in ILA Writing Labs.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Courses participating in ILA Writing Lab initiative require students to attend 60 minutes of structured writing instruction outside of class over 10 weeks. Students can choose any one of five regularly scheduled sessions in any given week.
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 202: American Publics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 212: American Identities
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Courses participating in ILA Writing Lab initiative require students to attend 60 minutes of structured writing instruction outside of class over 10 weeks. Students can choose any one of five regularly scheduled sessions in any given week.
AMST 212W: American Identities
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Courses participating in ILA Writing Lab initiative require students to attend 60 minutes of structured writing instruction outside of class over 10 weeks. Students can choose any one of five regularly scheduled sessions in any given week.
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 275: Black Images In The Media
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 275: Black Images In The Media
Course Description

Students in this course will study representations of African Americans in major forms of mass media, including newspapers, literature, radio, television and film. We will review the historical development of those images and trace their progression to the present. We also will study the impact of negative portrayals of African Americans on the self-images of blacks and assess the effect of those representations on whites and the society at large. Moreover, the class will examine ways that black image-makers have portrayed African Americans through Hip Hop and film, and we will attempt to predict trends and solutions for the future.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AMST 285: Special Top: American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminars arranged around current issues and controversies in American culture. May be repeated as topic changes

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
American Studies 300-Level Courses
AMST 314: Topics in American Lives
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An approach to the study of individuals in society. The use of practical experiences in life history research in ethnographic context with supportive cross-cultural readings in life cycle theory and life history studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 314W: Topics in American Lives
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An approach to the study of individuals in society. The use of practical experiences in life history research in ethnographic context with supportive cross-cultural readings in life cycle theory and life history studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 320: Artifacts and American Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Techniques for studying American objects, artifacts, the built environment and patterns of behavior in everyday life. Includes practical experience in analyzing material culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 320W: Artifacts and American Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Techniques for studying American objects, artifacts, the built environment and patterns of behavior in everyday life. Includes practical experience in analyzing material culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 321: American Routes
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Explores the variety of traditional musical cultures in the United States, their historical and geographical influences on each other, and their influences on contemporary popular music.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 322: Baseball and American Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Examines the history if the sport from its nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day, including its engagement with changing social realities and persistent social myths.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 330: Segregated Cinema in Atlanta
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course examines the interaction of race relations and ordinary leisure of movie-going from 1895-1996. Attention to the business of distribution and the content of film shown in segregated venues.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 335: The Making of Modern Atlanta
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course offers and introduction to the history of the metropolitan region and to the techniques, methods, and sources utilized in the interpretation of urban places.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 345: American Visual Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course examines the visual aspects of mass media, popular culture, and technology; concentrates on the period from the development of photography to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 346: The Other African Americans
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar focusing on diversity within the black American experience via case studies of Jamaicans, Haitians, Nigerians, Trinidadians, Cubans, Ghanaians, Afro-Puerto Ricans, Cape Verdeans, Ethiopians, and Somalis living in the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 347: A Nation of Immigrants
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the impact of immigration on American culture with special focus on the idea of America as a melting pot, immigration legislation, and cinematic and fictional representations of the immigrant experiences/assimilation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 348: Ethnic Experience In America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 348: Ethnic Experience In America
Course Description

African Americans, Indians, Irish, and Jews in recent American history. Explores patterns of immigration and the limits of assimilation. Also treats anti-ethnic reactions such as racism and anti-Semitism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AMST 349: Race Across the Americas
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar exploring the social construction of race comparatively and transnationally, especially the status of the descendants of enslaved Africans and mixed-race individuals in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 362: Representation of Asian Amer
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Examines issues of form and content, production and reception, in film, art, prose, and poetry about the Asian American experience.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 364: Asian American Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 364W: Asian American Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 385: Special Top: American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Specialized courses in American culture and history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 385W: Special Top: American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Specialized courses in American culture and history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
American Studies 400-Level Courses
AMST 489: Advanced Special Topics in American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An advanced interdisciplinary treatment of American culture issues, historical events or eras, or literature. The ILA and AMST programs support interdisciplinary inquiry of the Americas across Emory College of Arts and Sciences; this course will be frequently cross-listed with other departments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 489W: Advanced Special Topics in American Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An advanced interdisciplinary treatment of American culture issues, historical events or eras, or literature. The ILA and AMST programs support interdisciplinary inquiry of the Americas across Emory College of Arts and Sciences; this course will be frequently cross-listed with other departments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 490: Senior Symposium
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 490W: Senior Symposium
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 495R: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Prerequisite: permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Open only to honors candidates in their senior year. Independent research, culminating in the thesis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 495RW: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Prerequisite: permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Open only to honors candidates in their senior year. Independent research, culminating in the thesis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AMST 496R: Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 6
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Credit variable. Prerequisite: permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Opportunity to integrate the theory and practice of studying American culture and history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 498R: Supervised Reading and Study
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Credit variable. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and the director of undergraduate studies. Study of an area not covered in regular course offerings.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AMST 499R: Senior Research
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Credit variable. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and the director of undergraduate studies. Independent research and writing on a topic associated with the area of concentration in the major, undertaken with faculty supervision.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable