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Institute of the Liberal Arts Department

The ILA is an autonomous graduate institute with long-standing connections to other departments and programs at Emory, to other area universities, and to public and private institutions in Atlanta. Our faculty members' diverse disciplinary backgrounds and intellectual commitments find expression in a wide range of courses and scholarly initiatives.

The faculty of The Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts includes notable scholarly practitioners of a wide array of kinds of research, including the roles of contemporary science and medicine in society; current theories of embodiment, gender and sexuality, including psychoanalysis and queer theory; anthropology, historical ethnography, and oral history; American Studies, emphasizing African American, Asian American, Native American, and southern regional cultures and popular culture; social memory and memorialization; intellectual history (ancient and modern); visual culture; digital media; and public scholarship. The ILA is committed to sustaining its long history of interdisciplinary collaboration among its own members as well as in conjunction with the affiliated faculty of numerous other departments and schools of the university with which it maintains close working relations.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Kevin Corrigan
P0798432
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Education

  • BA, Lancaster University, 1975
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1977
  • PhD, Dalhousie University, 1980

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • Medieval Studies, Core Faculty
  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • classics and classical studies
  • philosophy
  • history of ideas
  • Platonic and neo-Platonic thought
  • literature
  • religion
  • mysticism
  • medieval studies
  • Latin at Oxford
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
Angelika Bammer
P2192319
Associate Professor

Education

  • MA, Southern Methodist University, 1972
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1982

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • literature and cultural history
  • nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe
  • sites of memory
Kevin Corrigan
P0798432
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Education

  • BA, Lancaster University, 1975
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1977
  • PhD, Dalhousie University, 1980

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • Medieval Studies, Core Faculty
  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • classics and classical studies
  • philosophy
  • history of ideas
  • Platonic and neo-Platonic thought
  • literature
  • religion
  • mysticism
  • medieval studies
  • Latin at Oxford
Arri Eisen
P0976834
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1985
  • PhD, University of Washington, 1990

Departments

  • Biology, Core Faculty
  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • molecular genetics
Sander Gilman
P5596579
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and of Medicine

Education

  • BA, Tulane University, 1963
  • PhD, Tulane University, 1968

Departments

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

Academic Interests

  • history of medicine
  • history of psychiatry
  • Jewish cultural studies
  • visual studies
  • European comparative literary studies
  • cultural history
Elizabeth Goodstein
P8920524
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Chicago, 1984
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • literature and culture of modernity in France, Germany, and Austria
  • theories of subjectivity, history, and temporality
Anna Grimshaw
P0477133
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Cambridge, 1977
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 1984

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • visual culture
  • documentary and ethnographic film
Howard Kushner
P4167692
Nat C Robertson Distinguished Professor of Science and Society

Education

  • AB, Rutgers University, 1965
  • None, Cornell Law School, 1966
  • MA, Cornell University, 1968
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1970

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Core Faculty
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
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
Lori Marino
P3606767
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, New York University, 1982
  • MA, Miami University of Ohio, 1989
  • PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 1995

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
Sean Meighoo
P1425340
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, York University, 2005

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
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
Robert Paul
P2344490
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies

Education

  • BA, Harvard University, 1963
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1966
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1970

Department

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • anthropology
  • psychoanalysis
  • comparative religion
  • myth and ritual
  • Buddhism
Walter Reed
P4000243
Walter Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor

Education

  • BA, Yale University, 1965
  • PhD, Yale University, 1969

Departments

  • Institute of the Liberal Arts, Core Faculty
  • English, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Romanticism
  • the novel
  • Bible as literature
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
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
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

Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society 100-Level Courses
IDS 111: Intro Humanistic Inquiry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 116: Visual Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 121: An Introduction To Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 190: Fresh Sem: IDS
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 using interdisciplinary approaches from the humanities and social sciences. Topics represent current interests of the instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society 200-Level Courses
IDS 200: Interdisciplinary Foundations
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

IDS 200 examines the origins and development of distinct disciplines in contemporary universities through the lens of what counts as evidence in different fields of human knowledge. 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.
IDS 200W: Interdisciplinary Foundations
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

IDS 200 examines the origins and development of distinct disciplines in contemporary universities through the lens of what counts as evidence in different fields of human knowledge. 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
IDS 201: Interdisciplinary Problems
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

IDS 200 examines methodologies and insights of distinct disciplines in contemporary universities through the lens of what counts as evidence in relation to a current research topic in Emory's Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA). 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.
IDS 201W: Interdisciplinary Problems
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

IDS 200 examines methodologies and insights of distinct disciplines in contemporary universities through the lens of what counts as evidence in relation to a current research topic in Emory's Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA). 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
IDS 202: The Literary Tradition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 203: Liter Tradition:Other Voices
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 204: Introduction To Media Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
HSC
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
FILM 204: Introduction To Media Studies
ARTVIS 204: Introduction To Media Studies
Course Description

Examines mass media (photography, film, music, news reporting, radio, TV, video games) through a variety of approaches in the humanities and social sciences. This course is required for the minor in Media Studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
IDS205: Science & the Nature of Evidence
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

IDS205 will address these questions: What is the nature of scientific evidence and how does it compare to other types of evidence? What counts as evidence in science? In other disciplines? What are the histories of the answers to these questions, and how do they affect our everyday lives? 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.
IDS205W: Science & the Nature of Evidence
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
SNTW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

IDS205 will address these questions: What is the nature of scientific evidence and how does it compare to other types of evidence? What counts as evidence in science? In other disciplines? What are the histories of the answers to these questions, and how do they affect our everyday lives? 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
IDS206: Foundations of Sustainability
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Through readings, and discussions led by faculty from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, this course provides a panoramic survey of sustainability; critical integration of these interdisciplinary approaches yields a strong foundational understanding of sustainability.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS207: Foundation Development Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 207: Foundation Development Studies
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the growing field of development studies and provide a solid foundation for subsequent course work in the Minor and, eventually, possible career tracks. It will provide an overview of how scholars and practitioners research and apply their knowledge toward understanding and solving some of the world's most challenging problems. Students will learn about several key topics related to development, including human rights, gender, environment, poverty and inequality, democratic reforms and governance, market reforms, rural development, and conflict.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 210: The Culture Of The University
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduces a wide range of approaches to cultural inquiry and an array of research techniques through the close examination of the university as an intellectual, political, historical, economic, educational, and social institution.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 213: Politics Of Identity
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Uses a variety of written and visual texts from many cultures to explore concepts of identity formation, maturation, relationships, and community. 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.
IDS 213W: Politics Of Identity
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. Uses a variety of written and visual texts from many cultures to explore concepts of identity formation, maturation, relationships, and community. 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
IDS 214: Making History
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.
IDS 214W: Making History
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
IDS 216: Visual Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. History of the use of visual images in Western culture. Study of tools necessary to read images, including still and moving images, performance, and display. 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.
IDS 216W: Visual Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring. History of the use of visual images in Western culture. Study of tools necessary to read images, including still and moving images, performance, and display. 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
IDS 250: Ethics of Leadership
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Maymester Course. This course will survey the intellectual traditions of leadership and engage students themselves in the form of leadership that is public scholarship. The three-week format of Maymester will be used to introduce students to influential leaders who have a special relationship with Emory and the ILA

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
IDS 251: Stu West Trad: Ancient World
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 252: Studies West Trad:Mod Wrld
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 261: Studies In E. Asian Tradition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction to the development of East Asian culture. Special attention to the themes of nature and human nature in literature, philosophy, art, religion, and science.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 263: Intro to African Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 263: Intro to African Studies
Course Description

Introduction to the African humanities and social sciences through in-depth study of three African regions. Explores major historical trends and their impact on culture, including the slave trade, colonialism, and postcolonial international contacts. Content is drawn from literature (both written literature and oral traditions), film, history, religion, anthropology, sociology, and art.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
IDS 285: Intro Interdisciplinary Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to interdisciplinary analysis through topics that are best understood through multiple methodologies and forms of evidence. The ILA and IDS program support interdisciplinary inquiry across Emory College; this course will frequently be cross-listed with other departments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 285W: Intro Interdisciplinary Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to interdisciplinary analysis through topics that are best understood through multiple methodologies and forms of evidence. The ILA and IDS program support interdisciplinary inquiry across Emory College; this course will frequently be cross-listed with other departments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society 300-Level Courses
IDS 301: Sci,Tech,Val:Physical Sciences
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 302: Shapers Of Modern Thought
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 303: Sci As A Modern Cultural Ideal
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 306: Contemporary Democratic Theory
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 306: Contemporary Democratic Theory
Course Description

An introduction to classical and contemporary political theories of justice, with application to several specific contemporary questions of public policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
IDS 330: Contemporary Native America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 340: Capital And Culture I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 341: Capital And Culture II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 350: Freud & Dreams
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A seminar centered on detailed study of Freud's major writings on dreams, with goals of illuminating Freud's theory of the mind and understanding the nature of dreams, including our own.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 361: Culture & Power in East Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 370: African Popular Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 370: African Popular Culture
ANT 343: African Popular Culture
Course Description

Produced in diverse media and circumstances, African popular culture provides means through which people reflect and comment on a range of issues in their lives. Students will learn about a selection of popular representations produced in and about Africa. Case studies will vary from year to year, drawn from media that include music, popular literature, photography, painting, film, language, architecture, fashion, and cultural display.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
IDS 371: Voodoo
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 371: Voodoo
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 380: Topics in European Modernity
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Focuses on the work of artists, philosophers, sociologists, and writers who attempted to make comprehensible the upheavals of modernization, including urbanization, industrialization, and emerging mass culture; may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 380W: Topics in European Modernity
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Focuses on the work of artists, philosophers, sociologists, and writers who attempted to make comprehensible the upheavals of modernization, including urbanization, industrialization, and emerging mass culture; may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

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

Fall, spring. Highly focused courses, drawing on multiple disciplines of the humanities and social sciences; may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

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

Fall, spring. Highly focused courses, drawing on multiple disciplines of the humanities and social sciences; may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
IDS 390: Interdisciplinary Std Tutorial
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Reading in interdisciplinary scholarship and preparation for the senior project. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor and director of undergraduate studies for IDS.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
IDS 391: Sustainability Capstone Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A seminar for Sustainability Minors in which capstone projects and portfolios are completed. Shared readings and project presentations will support broad integration of the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of the minor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 392: Development Studies Capstone Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course culminates the minor in development studies for participating students. The seminar¿s purpose is to bring development studies minors back together as a classroom community at the beginning and end of the semester. Common readings and class meetings will be used for discussion, and students will begin the term with introductory presentations about their capstone projects and papers and how they plan to complete them during the semester. A final presentation of completed projects to the Faculty Capstone Committee will end the seminar. The steering committee will approve service learning opportunities, internships, and research projects and maintain regular contact with each student over the course of the project.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society 400-Level Courses
IDS 401: Professions:Values Pract Chang
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 402: Women In Industrial Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
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
IDS 485R: Internship For IDS
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 6
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: prior approval of director of undergraduate studies for IDS.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 489: Advanced Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
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
Directed study component for each student
IDS 489W: Advanced Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
WRT
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
Directed study component for each student
Writing Requirement
Yes
IDS 490R: Supervised Reading And Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and director of undergraduate studies for IDS.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
IDS 491R: Liberal Studies Senior Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
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
Directed study component for each student
IDS 492R: Senior Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 495R: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Independent research and writing for students in the Honors Program.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
IDS 495RW: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Independent research and writing for students in the Honors Program.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
IDS 499R: Senior Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Independent research and writing on topic associated with concentrations of majors. Limited to majors.

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

Honors Program

Honors students, identified in their Junior year in their work in IDS 390 will take a minimum of one, and will be encouraged to take two semesters of IDS 495R Honors Research. During the fall term the students will meet in a seminar-like setting on a weekly basis with the aim of producing a significant first draft of their future Honors project. This project will be further researched and revised during an (optional) spring semester of 495R.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

The IDS program encourages study abroad and understanding of other cultures. In consultation with the director of undergraduate studies, study-abroad courses can be counted toward the IDS major concentration course requirements.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Internship

The IDS program recognizes that there can be real value to integrating the theory of academic studies with the practice of real-world experience, or in learning more about a prospective vocation through an internship. We therefore offer IDS 485R as a permission-only variable credit course every semester (including summer). Please contact for details.