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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


31 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • AMST-A 100 What Is America? (3 cr.) Explores ideas about citizenship, national identity, and the social contract in the broader Americas. What makes us "Americans?" How do we define "America?" How does national identity compete with and relate to other forms of identity, such as social status or class, religious association, gender and sexuality, and racial or ethnic description?
  • AMST-A 150 Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies (3 cr.) Introduction to Native American and Indigenous cultures, literature, history, arts, values, lifeways, spirituality, and social and political institutions. Focuses on global and hemispheric elements including North America.
  • AMST-A 200 Comparative American Identities (3 cr.) Examines the formation of legal, social, cultural, and economic identities within the United States and within U.S.-controlled territories. Who counts as "American?" To what ends have citizens and non-citizens assumed, claimed, or refused "American" identity? This course employs a comparative frame in considering elite and subordinated classes (and/or genders, races, ethnicities, sexualities); institutional and countercultural forms of self-definition; official history and alternative acts of collective memory.
  • AMST-A 201 U.S. Movements and Institutions (3 cr.) Study and analysis of a social movement, an institutional structure, or an otherwise clearly delimited arena of social regulation and public activity. Constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing an object of social study. Topics vary. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • AMST-A 202 U.S. Arts and Media (3 cr.) Interdisciplinary approaches to a cultural genre (e.g., science fiction, pop art, jazz), discourse (e.g., individualism, family values, globalization) or medium (e.g., comics, television, the Internet). Constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing an object of cultural study. Recent topics have included Images of the Body, Jazz and Cultural Hierarchy, and Youth Cultures. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • AMST-A 203 American Cultures, Global Connectivities (3 cr.) Hamburgers, Hollywood, Hip-hop. Explores what gets defined as typically "American" and why. Considers how contending cultural perspectives on "America" serve to distinguish it from or connect it to other nations. Each topic analyzes specific cultural practices and products to locate U.S. and non-U.S. places in global contexts. May be repeated with a different topic for up to 6 credit hours.
  • AMST-A 204 Race in American Art (3 cr.) Examines representations of racial identity in American visual culture from the colonial period through the present with a particular focus on evolving conceptions of Native American, African American, European American, Latino, and Asian American identities.
  • AMST-A 205 American Radicalism and Dissent (3 cr.) Explores the political, cultural and intellectual history of radical social movements in the U.S., including abolitionism, feminism, anarchism, socialism, communism, civil rights, black liberation, gay rights, antiwar protest, and the 1960s New Left, and examines the contributions these movements made to the diversity of American life and thought.
  • AMST-A 208 Seeing Black Resistance through a Relational Lens (3 cr.) Analyzes how the Black Power movement shaped African Americans' self-identification as "Black" alongside the racial formations of Latinos, Asian Americans, and Indigenous people. Helps students model practices of reading and listening that create new possibilities of thinking, caring, and talking to each other through an abolitionist and decolonial lens.
  • AMST-A 275 Indigenous Worldviews in the Americas (3 cr.) A survey of some basic aspects of indigenous lifeways in the Americas, this course introduces comparative cultural analysis, providing a foundational course for those interested in thinking about how others think and how we think about otherness. Students will examine mythology, ritual, health, art, and philosophy within the context of colonialism and globalization.