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AMS 700 Introduction to Museum Exhibits
This course will consider the role of exhibits as an integrated part of museum collection management, research, and public service. Lecture and discussion will focus on issues involved in planning and producing museum exhibits. Laboratory exercises will provide first hand experience with basic preparation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the management of an exhibit program in both large and small museums in the major disciplines. (Same as BIOL 787, GEOL 781, HIST 723, and MUSE 703.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 714 Conservation Principles and Practices
This course will acquaint the future museum professional with problems in conserving all types of collections. Philosophical and ethical approaches will be discussed, as well as the changing practices regarding conservation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on detection and identification of causes of deterioration in objects made of organic and inorganic materials, and how these problems can be remedied. Storage and care of objects will also be considered. (Same as BIOL 700, GEOL 780, HIST 722 and MUSE 706.). Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 720 The Nature of Museums
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the kinds of museums, their various missions, and their characteristics and potentials as research, education, and public service institutions responsible for collections of natural and cultural objects. (Same as BIOL 788, GEOL 782, HIST 720, and MUSE 702.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 725 Museum Studies Workshop: _____
Short term, intensive workshops presented to provide specialized background in a variety of skills required in historical archives or museums. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 730 Principles and Practices of Museum Collection Management
Lecture, discussion, and laboratory exercises on the nature of museum collections, their associated data, and their use in scholarly research; cataloging, storage, fumigation, automated information management and related topics will be presented for museums of art, history, natural history and anthropology. (Same as BIOL 798, GEOL 785, HIST 725, and MUSE 704.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 731 Museum Management
Lecture, discussion, and laboratory exercises on the nature of museums as organizations; accounting, budget cycles, personnel management, and related topics will be presented using, as appropriate, case studies and a simulated museum organization model. (Same as BIOL 785, GEOL 783, HIST 728, and MUSE 701.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 737 Music in America
A survey of historical developments from the Pilgrims to the present. (Same as MUSC 759.) Prerequisite: One course in the field of music history and literature or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 767 Gerontology Proseminar
A proseminar coordinated by the Gerontology Center. The proseminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (psychology, biology, sociology, and communication) perspective on aging. The proseminar surveys contemporary basic and applied research, service programs, and policy and management issues in gerontology. (Same as ABSC 787, COMS 787, PSYC 787, and SOC 767.) (Formerly HDFL 787.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 787 Field Work
Supervised field research in aspects of American civilization. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 797 Introduction to Museum Public Education
Consideration of the goals of an institution's public education services, developing programs, identifying potential audiences, developing audiences, and funding. Workshops and demonstrations are designed for students to gain practical experience working with various programs and developing model programs. (Same as BIOL 784, GEOL 784, HIST 721, and MUSE 705.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Nations Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 799 American Studies Museum Apprenticeship
Provides directed, practical experience in research, collection care and management, public education, and exhibits with emphasis to suit the particular requirements of each student. (Same as ANTH 799, BIOL 799, GEOL 723, HIST 799, and MUSE 799.) FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 801 Introduction to American Studies
An introduction to the field of American Studies through an examination of some of the classic and innovative works, issues, debates, and controversies in the history and the literature of American Studies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 802 Theorizing America
Drawing from a broad range of perspectives (e.g., cultural theory, social theory, literary theory, etc.), this course will introduce students to current theoretical debates in American studies and the concepts that inform them. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 803 Research Methods in American Studies
An introduction to the range of interdisciplinary research methods in American studies. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of the assumptions, logics, and procedures involved in various approaches to understanding American society and culture. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Perreira, Christopher
R 01:00-03:20 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 59689
AMS 804 Research Seminar
An intensive application of theoretical and methodological issues to the development of specific substantive research problems. Students will be expected to design and implement a study that will be critically assessed in the seminar. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 805 American Pluralism: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in American Life
Analysis of the dynamics of intercultural and intergroup relations in America with special emphasis on the examination of major conceptual perspectives that have characterized the study of race, ethnicity, and religion in American life. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 808 Studies in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of different aspects of the American experiences in different semesters. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kelly, Baron
T 03:00-05:45 PM MUR 341 - LAWRENCE
3 69187
AMS 809 Advanced Research Seminar
An intensive application of theoretical and methodological issues to the development of specific substantive research problems. Students will be expected to design and implement a study that will be critically assessed in the seminar. Prerequisite: AMS 804. Permission of the instructor required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 835 Colloquium in the History of Gender
This colloquium will cover theoretical and topical readings on the history of manhood, womanhood, and gender systems. (Same as HIST 895 and WGSS 835.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Forth, Christopher
R 07:00-09:30 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 66323
AMS 836 Colloquium in United States Women's History
This colloquium will cover theoretical and topical readings on the history of women in the United States from the pre-contact period to the present. It is designed to familiarize students with the most important and current historiography in the field. (Same as HIST 896 and WGSS 836.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 837 Comparative Colloquium in Women's History
This colloquium will approach the history of women from a comparative perspective through theoretical and topical readings on women in at least two different cultures. (Same as HIST 897 and WGSS 837.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 896 Examination Preparation
Directed and independent study in preparation for the M.A. examination. May be repeated. RSH.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59966
RSH Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59968
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62414
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56076
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61818
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59969
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 68400
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 64175
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61069
RSH Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 50134
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 64176
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62415
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 50135
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 68402
AMS 899 Thesis
Investigation of a topic for master's thesis. Total enrollment in this course may not exceed six hours of credit. THE.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 57730
THE Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59069
THE Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62416
THE Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56078
THE Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59943
THE Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59070
THE Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 68404
THE Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 64177
THE Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61072
THE Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 50136
THE Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 64178
THE Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62417
THE Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 50137
THE Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 68405
AMS 900 Teaching Seminar
This seminar is designed to assist students in the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of teaching in American Studies. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kelley, Margaret
W 09:00-10:50 AM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
1-6 58298
AMS 973 Seminar in United States Women's History
This research seminar will focus on the history of women in the United States from the pre-contact period to the present. Students will research and write a paper using primary sources, and present those papers to the seminar for evaluation. (Same as HIST 973 and WGSS 873.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMS 996 Examination Preparation
Directed and independent study in preparation for the doctoral comprehensive examinations. May be repeated. RSH.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 59050
RSH Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 59071
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 50138
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 56079
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 61819
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 59072
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 68408
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 64181
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 61074
RSH Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 50139
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 64182
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 55380
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 50140
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 68409
AMS 997 Directed Readings
Directed reading in an area of American culture in which there is no appropriate course in the offerings of the American Studies program or of the cooperating departments, but in which there is a member of the graduate faculty competent and willing to direct a program of study. RSH.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 59829
RSH Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 59970
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 62418
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56081
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 59942
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 58280
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68410
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64183
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 61076
RSH Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50141
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 64184
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50142
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 50143
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68411
AMS 998 Seminar in: _____
Topics vary from semester to semester. Graduate students are consulted in selecting topics. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lang, Clarence
M 09:00-10:50 AM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 68414
LEC Kim, Joo Ok
T 01:00-03:20 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 64185
LEC Roediger, David
T 03:30-06:00 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 63070
AMS 999 Dissertation
THE.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 59971
THE Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 59972
THE Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 62419
THE Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 56083
THE Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 59945
THE Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 59973
THE Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 68419
THE Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 64187
THE Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 61077
THE Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 50144
THE Outka, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63353
THE Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 64188
THE Pierotti, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63354
THE Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 50145
THE Russell III, Edmund
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 63355
THE Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 50146
THE Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 68421

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