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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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Madden, Mary
Tu 05:30-08:00 PM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 25224
AMS 799 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. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Same as ANTH 799, BIOL 799, GEOL 723, HIST 799, and MUSE 799.) INT.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Welsh, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18191
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 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Esch, Elizabeth
W 02:30-05:00 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 10123
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 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chappell, Benjamin
Th 12:00-02:30 PM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 18592
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 2017 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 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Flores, Ruben
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 22528
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 2017 semester.

AMS 808 Studies in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of different aspects of the American experiences in different semesters. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chappell, Benjamin
Tu 02:30-06:00 PM HAW 2046 - LAWRENCE
3 25896
LEC Forth, Christopher
Tu 07:00-09:30 PM WES 3659 - LAWRENCE
3 26490
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 Fall 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.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

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 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 Fall 2017 semester.

AMS 896 Examination Preparation
Directed and independent study in preparation for the M.A. examination. May be repeated. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19284
RSH Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19285
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21997
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19286
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19287
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19288
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 25739
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 23492
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19847
RSH Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10124
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 23493
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21998
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10125
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 25740
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 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18295
THE Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18243
THE Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 21999
THE Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19289
THE Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19290
THE Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 17003
THE Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 25741
THE Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 23494
THE Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19848
THE Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10126
THE Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 23495
THE Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 22000
THE Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 10127
THE Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 25742
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 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chappell, Benjamin
W 09:00-10:50 AM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
1-6 17496
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 2017 semester.

AMS 996 Examination Preparation
Directed and independent study in preparation for the doctoral comprehensive examinations. May be repeated. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 19294
RSH Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 19295
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 22001
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 16418
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 19296
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 19297
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 25743
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 23496
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 19849
RSH Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 10128
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 23497
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 22002
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 10129
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-9 25744
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 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19298
RSH Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18918
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22003
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18278
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19299
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 17004
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 25745
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 23498
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19850
RSH Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 10130
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 23499
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22004
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 10131
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 25746
AMS 998 Seminar in: _____
Topics vary from semester to semester. Graduate students are consulted in selecting topics. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Fitzgerald, Stephanie
Tu 02:30-05:00 PM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 25210
LEC Persley, Nicole
Th 03:00-05:45 PM MUR 356D - LAWRENCE
3 29893
LEC Lang, Clarence
M 03:00-05:30 PM BA 105 - LAWRENCE
3 22745
AMS 999 Dissertation
Dissertation Credit. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 19300
THE Dorman, Jacob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 19301
THE Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22005
THE Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 19302
THE Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 19303
THE Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 17005
THE Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 25747
THE Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 23500
THE Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 19851
THE Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 10132
THE Outka, Paul
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22049
THE Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 23501
THE Pierotti, Ray
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22048
THE Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22006
THE Russell III, Edmund
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 22050
THE Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 10133
THE Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-12 25748

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