Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

American Studies: AMS

AMS 385. Cultural History of the United States to 1865.

An interdisciplinary cultural history survey of the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 386. Cultural History of the United States since 1865.

An interdisciplinary cultural history survey of the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 390. Research Seminar in American Studies.

Research on selected topics in American studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 391. Reading or Research Seminar in American Studies.

Reading or research seminar on topics relevant to American studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 392. Conference Course in American Studies.

Individual directed readings and conferences on selected problems or topics in American studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 393. Introductory Readings in American Studies.

Seminar designed to acquaint the graduate student with the nature and extent of materials for interdisciplinary research on American culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 394. Sources and Methods in American Studies.

Seminar designed to acquaint the graduate student with key sources and methodologies for interdisciplinary research on American culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 196, 396. Internship in American Studies.

Restricted to American studies majors. Practical working involvement with participating nonprofit and research agencies. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester; hours to be arranged. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in American studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, American Studies 698A.

AMS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in American studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 398T. Supervised Teaching in American Studies.

Seminar in the methods of interdisciplinary teaching and professional work in American studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in American studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

AMS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

AMS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: American Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.