American Studies

Introduction to American Studies

AMST 210, Fall 2014, Spring 2016

This class uses the central concepts and interdisciplinary methodologies of American Studies to trace the emergence and effects of mass media and popular culture in the US from 1830 to the present. [read more]


American Biography

AMST 370, Spring 2014

This course examines non-fiction narratives by multi-ethnic writers whose personal experiences, insights, and reflections affirm and critique American nationalism and exceptionalism. [read more]


What is American Studies?

AMST 140, Fall 2013, Fall 2015

This course treats the blues as an aesthetic tradition, a political ideology, and a cultural imperative. Evident in music, art, literature, and film, the blues aesthetic transcends genre. [read more]