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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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Keegan, Brittany
Nowak, Steve
M 02:30-05:00 PM KS-ST LAWR - LAWRENCE
3 24632
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 Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 semester.

AMS 730 Introduction to Collections Management and Utilization
This course examines the roles collections play in fulfilling a museum's mission; the obligations ownership/preservation of collections materials create for a museum; and the policies, practices, and professional standards that museums are required to put in place. The course will cover utilization of collections for research, education, and public engagement; address how that utilization informs the need for and structure of collections policies, and introduce the basic practices of professional collections management. (Same as ANTH 798, BIOL 798, GEOL 785, HIST 725, and MUSE 704.) Prerequisite: Museum Studies student, Indigenous Studies student, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 semester.

AMS 767 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Gerontology and Aging
A seminar coordinated by the Gerontology Program. The seminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (biology, health services, behavioral and social sciences,human services) perspective on aging. The seminar 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.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
Th 05:30-08:00 PM SMA 307 - LAWRENCE
3 22042
AMS 799 Museum Internship
Provides directed, practical experience in research, collection, care, and management, public education, and exhibits with emphasis to suit the particular requirements of each student. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Same as ANTH 799, GEOL 723, and MUSE 799.) INT.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Welsh, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17000
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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tucker, Sherrie
Tu 12:00-02:20 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 10114
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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Roediger, David
W 12:00-02:20 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 17338
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.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.

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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jelks, Randal
M 02:30-04:50 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 20441
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 Fall 2019 semester.

AMS 808 Studies in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of different aspects of the American experiences in different semesters. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Warren, Kimberley
Schofield, Ann
Tu 03:00-05:30 PM BL 329 - LAWRENCE
3 27594
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 Fall 2019 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 Fall 2019 semester.

AMS 896 Examination Preparation
Directed and independent study in preparation for the M.A. examination. May be repeated. RSH.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17886
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20044
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17887
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17888
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17889
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 22255
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21066
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18341
RSH Pence, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 27991
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21067
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20045
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10115
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 22256
AMS 899 Thesis
Investigation of a topic for master's thesis. Total enrollment in this course may not exceed six hours of credit. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17085
THE Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20046
THE Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17890
THE Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17891
THE Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 15972
THE Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 22257
THE Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21068
THE Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18342
THE Pence, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 27992
THE Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21069
THE Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20047
THE Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10116
THE Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 22258
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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pence, Ray
W 09:00-10:50 AM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
1-6 16396
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 Fall 2019 semester.

AMS 996 Examination Preparation
Directed and independent study in preparation for the doctoral comprehensive examinations. May be repeated. RSH.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 17895
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 20048
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 15471
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 17896
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 17897
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 22259
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 21070
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 18343
RSH Pence, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 27993
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 21071
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 20049
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 10117
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 22260
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.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 17898
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 20050
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 17075
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 17899
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 15973
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22261
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 21072
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18344
RSH Pence, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 27994
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 21073
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 20051
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 10118
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22262
AMS 998 Seminar in: _____
Topics vary from semester to semester. Graduate students are consulted in selecting topics. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Warrior, Robert
MW 11:00-12:15 PM JRP 143 - LAWRENCE
3 28035
LEC Esch, Elizabeth
W 02:30-04:50 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 27995
AMS 999 Dissertation
Dissertation Credit. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 17900
THE Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 20052
THE Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 17901
THE Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 17902
THE Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 15974
THE Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22263
THE Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 21074
THE Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 18345
THE Pence, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 27996
THE Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 21075
THE Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 20053
THE Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 10119
THE Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22264

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