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American Studies

204 Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520
(919) 962-5481

First Session, 2021

AMST 110 Introduction to the Cultures and Histories of Native North America (HIST 110) (3)

ONLINE. An interdisciplinary introduction to Native American history and studies. The course uses history, literature, art, and cultural studies to study the Native American experience. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS

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AMST 220 On the Question of the Animal: Contemporary Animal Studies (3)

MAYMESTER. This course is an introduction to “animal studies,” through animal rights, animal welfare, food studies, and the human/animal distinction in philosophical inquiry. We will read work from dog and horse trainers and explore the history of the American racetrack. This course builds a moral and ethical reasoning skill set. Meets mornings. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

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AMST 225 Comedy and Ethics: The Ethics of Stand Up Comedy (3)

MAYMESTER. This course explores the historical, sociocultural, and legal significance of 20th- and 21st-century comedy in the United States. We will consider comedy as public voice; examine how humor constructs and disrupts American identities; and discuss the ethics of the creative process, performance, and reception. Meets late mornings to early afternoons. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

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AMST 225L The Practice of Stand Up Comedy (1)

Students will learn and practice the art of stand up comedy via structured assignments, group workshops, live performances and conversations that build on topics introduced in AMST 225. Class size is limited to 15 students. Instructor permission required. Meets June 7-23, 2021, MWF from 11:30am-1:30pm. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

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AMST 276 Food and American Culture: What We Eat and Who We Are (3)

This course will take students on a journey through some of the key moments in “American” food studies and its beginnings across a range of disciplinary homes: the study of nutrition and food security; the study of food systems and the vocabularies that subtend them. Meets for two and a half hours, three days per week, Monday-Thursday. Late afternoon to early evening. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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AMST 278 Crimes and Punishments (3)

MAYMESTER. This course explores the social history and culture of crime, deviant behavior, and punishment in America between the pre-revolutionary period and today. It traces the history of longstanding institutions; examines elements of American history from a criminal justice perspective; and seeks historical origins and continuities for contemporary problems. Meets afternoons. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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Second Session, 2021

AMST 102 Myth and History in American Memory (3)

Examines the role of memory in constructing historical meaning and in imagining the boundaries of American cultural communities. Explores popular rituals, artifacts, monuments, and public performances. Meets for two and a half hours, three days per week, Monday-Thursday. Late afternoon to early evening. IN-PERSON AND REMOTE LEARNERS.

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AMST 110 Introduction to the Cultures and Histories of Native North America (HIST 110) (3)

ONLINE. An interdisciplinary introduction to Native American history and studies. The course uses history, literature, art, and cultural studies to study the Native American experience. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

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AMST 202 Historical Approaches to American Studies (3)

A study of interdisciplinary methods and the concept of American studies with an emphasis on historical and cultural analysis. Meets for two and a half hours, three days a week, Monday-Thursday. Evening. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

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AMST 276 Food and American Culture: What We Eat and Who We Are (3)

This course will take students on a journey through some of the key moments in “American” food studies and its beginnings across a range of disciplinary homes: the study of nutrition and food security; the study of food systems and the vocabularies that subtend them. Meets for one and a half hour, five days per week, Monday – Friday. Afternoon. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

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