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AMS 100 Introduction to American Studies
An introduction to the history and key concepts of American Studies. Students explore major changes in American culture through the critical reading and analysis of primary and secondary source material. Not open to students who have taken AMS 101. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Harbin, Chelsea
TuTh 08:00-09:15 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 22627
LEC Harbin, Chelsea
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SUM 501 - LAWRENCE
3 24419
LEC Schmack, Benjamin
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM MS 106 - LAWRENCE
3 29363
LEC Schmack, Benjamin
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM MAL 1003 - LAWRENCE
3 29361
LEC Perreira, Christopher
TuTh 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3139 - LAWRENCE
3 27740
DIS Robinson, Kathryn
Th 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4033 - LAWRENCE
3 27846
DIS Nunez Arroyo, Margarita
Th 01:00-01:50 PM MS 106 - LAWRENCE
3 27847
DIS Robinson, Kathryn
Th 02:30-03:20 PM WES 4051 - LAWRENCE
3 27848
DIS Nunez Arroyo, Margarita
Th 02:30-03:20 PM WES 4076 - LAWRENCE
3 27849
DIS Kennedy, Neill
Th 04:00-04:50 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 27850
DIS Cadena, Jose
Th 04:00-04:50 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 27851
DIS Cadena, Jose
Th 07:00-07:50 PM BA 105 - LAWRENCE
3 27852
DIS Kennedy, Neill
Th 07:00-07:50 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 27853
LEC Bailey, Hannah
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 24733
LEC Price, Nicole
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM ST 307 - LAWRENCE
3 24420
LEC Bailey, Hannah
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 10098
LEC Ryall, Shannon
MW 12:30-01:45 PM SUM 503 - LAWRENCE
3 15713
LEC Price, Nicole
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM ST 307 - LAWRENCE
3 22076
LEC Ryall, Shannon
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 20401
LEC Cloyd, Alex
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM WES 4067 - LAWRENCE
3 29724
LEC Stucky, Alex
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 21131
LEC Stucky, Alex
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 21132
AMS 101 Introduction to American Studies, Honors
An introduction to the history and key concepts of American Studies. Students explore major changes in American culture through the critical reading and analysis of primary and secondary source material. Not open to students who have taken AMS 100. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or approval by the American Studies Program. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pence, Ray
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM NUN 102 - LAWRENCE
3 18616
AMS 110 American Identities
An interdisciplinary introduction to individual and group identities over time. Students explore theories and methods relating to identity from various perspectives, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and region. Not open to students who have taken AMS 112 or SOC 112. (Same as SOC 110.) LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Roediger, David
MW 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3139 - LAWRENCE
3 10100
DIS Aycock, Rebekah
F 09:00-09:50 AM BL 108 - LAWRENCE
3 24606
DIS Allison, Hannah Ross
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 10101
DIS Aycock, Rebekah
F 10:00-10:50 AM BL 108 - LAWRENCE
3 24607
DIS Allison, Hannah Ross
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 10102
DIS Garcia, William
F 11:00-11:50 AM MS 105 - LAWRENCE
3 10104
DIS Nguyen-Dien, Giang
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 10103
DIS Garcia, William
F 12:00-12:50 PM SNOW 321 - LAWRENCE
3 10105
DIS Nguyen-Dien, Giang
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 10106
LEC Ortega, Marilyn
Adams, William
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM SMRC 116 - LAWRENCE
3 28424
AMS 112 American Identities, Honors
An interdisciplinary introduction to individual and group identities over time. Students explore theories and methods relating to identity from various perspectives, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and region. Not open to students who have taken AMS 110 or SOC 110. (Same as SOC 112.) Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or approval by the American Studies Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Americna Studies. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kelley, Margaret
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
3 23635
AMS 260 America's Latinos/Latinas
An introduction to the Latino/a population (Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, Dominican-Americans, and Central and South Americans) in the US. Students discuss how US and Latin American societies have shaped Latino incorporation into the United States. We also discuss contemporary political, cultural and social issues that pertain to Latinos/as in the US. (Same as SOC 260) LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kim, Joo Ok
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 20947
AMS 290 Religion in American Society
A broad introduction to religion in American culture. This class emphasizes the well-established religions with large followings (viz. Judaism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism). Some attention is also given to other religions active in America. Other topics covered include the relationship of church and state, religion in ethnic and racial minority groups, and women and religion. Not open to students who have taken REL 172. (Same as REL 171.) LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Miller, Timothy
Breaux, Darby
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SMI 100 - LAWRENCE
3 10107
AMS 310 American Culture, 1600-1876
An examination of the major historical shifts, trends, and conflicts that have shaped the multicultural nature of life in the United States from the initial European settlements to 1876. In addition to tracing developments in literature, architecture, drama, music, and the visual arts, this course will investigate patterns and changes in the popular, domestic, and material culture of everyday life in America. (Same as HIST 310.) Prerequisite: AMS 100 or AMS 110 or H IST 128. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 312 American Culture, 1877 to the Present
An examination of the major historical shifts, trends, and conflicts that have shaped the multicultural nature of life in the United States from 1877 to the present. In addition to tracing developments in literature, architecture, drama, music, and the visual arts, this course will investigate patterns and changes in the popular, domestic, and material culture of everyday life in America. (Same as HIST 312.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 316 Ministers and Magicians: Black Religions from Slavery to the Present
This course examines the history and diversity of African American religious expression from slavery until the present, emphasizing both mainstream and alternative faiths. It covers the religious world views of enslaved Africans, and examines faiths inside and outside of Christianity. Topics may include: independent black churches, magical practices, the Holiness and Pentecostal movements, black Islam, religious freemasonry, and esoteric faiths. The class emphasizes the influence of gender, class, race, migration, and urbanization on black religion. (Same as AAAS 316 and HIST 316.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 317 African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
This interdisciplinary course covers the history of African American women, beginning in West and Central Africa, extending across the Middle Passage into the Americas, and stretching through enslavement and freedom into the 21st century. The readings cover their experiences through secondary and tertiary source materials, as well as autobiographies and letters, plays and music, and poems, novels, and speeches. (Same as AAAS 317, HIST 317, and WGSS 317.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 320 Border Patrolled States
Examines the politics of immigrant, citizenship and space through official, intellectual and popular responses to the growth of Latino/a populations in the U.S. and to international migration to and from Mexico and Central America. Topics include consideration of how responses to immigration articulate racialized and culturally specific (including linguistic and religious) concepts of the nation, and how questions of citizenship and residency dovetail with issues of community "voice", public space, and diverse notions of "security". LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 323 Sex in History
This course offers a survey of the history of human sexuality in the Western world; the second half of the semester emphasizes the American experience. Topics for consideration may include: masturbation, pornography, sex work, homosexuality, bisexuality, "perversions" (paraphilias), sex and marriage, racialized sexualities, sexual violence, trans* identities and experiences, sexuality and national identities, and colonialized sexualities. The course demonstrates the various ways in which sex, specifically the social and political meanings attributed to physical acts, changes over time and shapes human experiences and interactions far beyond the bedroom. (Same as HUM 332, HIST 332 and WGSS 311.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 324 Being Deviant in America
In this course students will study traits, conditions, actions, and behaviors that violate social norms and elicit negative societal reactions. This includes the social, cultural, and individual factors that explain deviance; motivations behind deviant behavior; and efforts by society to control deviants. In short, you will undertake a sociological examination of those on the margins of society and societal efforts to "deal with" them. (Same as SOC 324.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 330 American Society
The social structure and organization of American society with special reference to recent social changes. (Same as SOC 330.) Prerequisite: An introductory course in sociology or American studies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 332 The United States in Global Context
Examines the influence abroad of US culture, policies and practices and the impact of other countries on US culture, society, and politics. Among the topics that may be examined are race, ethnicity, colonialism, imperialism, migration, technology, communications and media, popular culture, language, health, domestic and transnational organizations, as well as economic, political, religious, military and educational institutions. (Same as SOC 332). LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lazaro Moreno, Jaime
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 20437
LEC Lazaro Moreno, Jaime
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 27854
LEC Chappell, Benjamin
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 22081
AMS 340 Black Leadership
The course focuses on the concept of leadership and on black leadership in the United States; an in-depth analysis of selected case studies on black leaders, both historical and contemporary. Some attention will be given to the dispersion of Africans into the Americas and the leadership that emerged, conditioned both by environmental factors and the psychology engendered by the system of slavery. Selected successful black leaders will be invited to visit the class from time to time. (Same as AAAS 330.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 344 Case Study in American Studies: _____
This course examines in depth a specific American studies or theme. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Ronald
Sasala, An
Porcello, Jacqueline
M 06:00-09:00 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 16694
LEC Pence, Ray
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 27895
LEC Kim, Joo Ok
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 22083
AMS 345 Cultural Studies
Students gain awareness of major scholars and "schools" that have pursued critical, interdisciplinary research or cultural processes and products in the field of American Studies. Topics may include cultural materialism, semiotics, nationalism, ethnic/racial identity, gender and sexuality, cultural politics, mass media, public spheres, social space and place, commodity consumption, music, and popular culture. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 360 Theory and Method
An introduction through a topical theme to theories and methods currently used in American Studies. Prerequisite: AMS 100, AMS 110 and AMS 332 or their equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pence, Ray
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 20949
AMS 390 Geography of the United States and Canada
A study of the different physical, economic, and cultural settings in the United States and Canada which form the basis for the various forms of livelihood. Emphasis on the United States. (Same as GEOG 390.) Prerequisite: An introductory geography course, or background in United States or Canadian history, social science, or culture, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 494 Topics in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of selected aspects of American society or culture or of the American experience. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 496 Social Justice Perspectives and Experiences
An experiential learning course in which students select and participate in public/civic engagement activities in a selected area undertaken in consultation with and under the direction of a faculty member. Students meet regularly to discuss and evaluate their field experiences and to collectively problem solve identified challenges to the justice work with which they are engaged. Students produce a final project on the experience that integrates the engagement experience and academic materials. Prerequisite: AMS 100 and AMS 110. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 510 History of American Women--Colonial Times to 1870
A survey of women's roles as housewives, mothers, consumers, workers, and citizens in pre-industrial, commercial, and early industrial America. (Same as HIST 530 and WGSS 510.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 511 History of American Women--1870 to Present
A survey of women's history in the United States that will include radical and reform movements, the impact of war and depression, professionalization, immigration, women's work and the biographies of leading figures in women's history. (Same as HIST 531 and WGSS 511.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 512 History of Women and Work in Comparative Perspective
This course explores the connection between historical changes in the labor process and the occupational choices available to women in different countries. Through discussion and analyses of texts, students will evaluate the construction of a gendered division of work as shaped over time by economic, cultural, and political forces. The chronological and geographical focus may vary depending on the instructor. (Same as HIST 532 and WGSS 512.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 515 American Women and World War II
Examines histories of U.S. women during World War II through an interdisciplinary approach that draws on popular culture and oral history. Utilizes theories and methods of oral history and examines representations of women such as Rosie the Riveter, GI Jane and the Sweetheart at Home. Topics include the consumption of images, the function of images in war and the relationship between popular culture and war. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 520 Topics in Latino Studies: _____
The study of special topics in Latino Studies. Students may repeat this course when different topics are offered. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 522 American Racial and Ethnic Relations
Analysis of the basic sociological concepts that apply to majority-minority relations; with special emphasis on racial and ethnic interaction in the United States. (Same as SOC 522.) Prerequisite: A distribution course in sociology or American studies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 529 Race and the American Theatre
The representation(s) of race in significant texts and performance styles in American theatre analyzed according to political ideologies, dramatic movements and the impact of these factors on the representation of the "other" in the theatre. (Same as AAAS 585 and THR 529.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 534 Global Ethnic and Racial Relations
An examination of constructions of race and ethnicity around the world. Emphasis is on the social, political, historical, cultural and economic factors that lead to the creation of ethnic and racial identities, ethnic conflict and accommodation, ethnic movements, and ethnic political organization. Racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. are compared with other countries. Major focus is placed on ethnicity in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or the Middle East. (Same as AAAS 510 and SOC 534.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 536 Ethnicity in the United States: _____
An examination of the history, sociology, and culture of U.S. ethnic categories (e.g., American Indians, Latinos, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Irish Americans). The specific group studied varies from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit. (Same as SOC 536.) Prerequisite: A principal course in American Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 550 Research Seminar in: _____
A seminar exploring a specific American studies theme. A research paper or equivalent project is required. Prerequisite: AMS 360 (a grade of C or better is recommended) or consent of instructor. Cannot be taken concurrently with AMS 551, AMS 552 or AMS 553. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 551 Research Project in American Studies
Independent research on a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member. Students write an original research paper or complete an equivalent project in another medium, grounded in primary as well as secondary sources. Prerequisite: AMS 550 or consent of instructor. RSH.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 17627
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 20926
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 15796
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18511
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 15750
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 23639
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 22084
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 16909
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 22085
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 20927
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 14314
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 23640
AMS 552 Public Service in American Studies
Independent public service in a selected area undertaken in consultation with and under the direction of a faculty member. Students produce a final written project on the experience that integrates the public service experience and academic materials, or complete an equivalent project in another medium. Prerequisite: AMS 550 or consent of instructor. FLD.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18512
FLD Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 20928
FLD Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 15797
FLD Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18514
FLD Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 14545
FLD Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 23641
FLD Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 22086
FLD Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 16526
FLD Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 22087
FLD Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 20929
FLD Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 14547
FLD Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 23642
AMS 553 Honors in American Studies
Honors equivalent of AMS 551. May be taken twice for credit. Three hours of AMS 553 may be substituted for a course in an appropriate category in the American Studies major. Prerequisite: AMS 550, eligibility for departmental honors, or consent of instructor. RSH.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 16351
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 20930
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 15798
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 18516
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 16899
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 23643
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 22088
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 17472
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 22089
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 20931
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 14316
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 23644
AMS 554 Advanced Topics in American Literature to 1865: _____
Study of American literary works before 1865. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. (Same as ENGL 576.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 555 Advanced Topics in American Literature Since 1865: _____
Study of American literary works after 1865. Topics may focus on a particular genre, theme, topic, historical period, author, or group of authors. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. (Same as ENGL 577.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of at least one 300- or 400-level English course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 565 Gender, Culture, and Migration
This course brings a human face to the 21st century manifestation of globalization by focusing on the issues of culture, gender and migration. How do these three aspects create the "global village" amongst both the host and donor peoples? When people move from one place to another, what do they leave behind, what do they take with them? What is gained, or lost by the host community? What is the impact of migration on a specific group's and individual's sense of identity? How has migration affected the people's construction, understanding, and practice of gender? Given their primary roles in the home and within the culture, these questions and more are posed with particular attention to women. Migration theories, interviews and personal testimonies as well as literary and dramatic works are critical to our analyses of the issues raised and enable us to hold conversations with, and listen to the stories of the ordinary people who make globalization happen and sustain it. (Same as AAAS 565, GIST 565 and WGSS 565.) Prerequisite: Any 100 level AAAS course, WGSS 101, AMS 100, AMS 110, or GIST 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 576 Cultural Geography of the United States
Distributions of major culture elements including folk architecture, religion, dialect, foodways, and political behavior are systematically studied from a predominantly historical perspective. These discussions are followed by a survey of the major culture regions in America. Although not absolutely necessary, familiarity with concepts treated in any of the following courses would be helpful: AMS 100, AMS 110, ANTH 108, ANTH 308, GEOG 102, or GEOG 390. (Same as GEOG 576.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 580 American Art
A survey of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from colonial to recent times. (Same as HA 570.) Prerequisite: HA 100, HA 151, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 629 Sociology of Sport
Examination of organized sport as a social institution and its relation to other social institutions (e.g., political, economic, educational, and religious), with special emphasis on American society. Analysis of the social correlates of sports participation and a consideration of the role of sport in social change. (Same as SOC 629). Prerequisite: A principal course in American studies or sociology, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 650 Jazz and American Culture
This course considers cultural and social histories of jazz, from the 1920s through the present day, as sites for exploring ideological struggles over such fields as race, class, gender, sexuality, democracy, capitalism, freedom, community, Americanness, and globalization in the U.S. The course will explore such questions as the following: What music was called jazz at what times and places? What did it mean to whom? Who played it? Who wrote about it? Who listened to it? Who danced to it? Who policed it? Who produced it? Who used it to rebel? Who used it to survive? What did all of these practices mean to participants? The course will examine struggles over social meanings in the U.S. through a study of jazz performance, labor, representation, marketing, consumption, censorship, and historiography. Prerequisite: A course in American studies, American history, or consent of instructor. (Same as WGSS 652.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

AMS 694 Directed Readings
Consent of instructor is required. IND.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18143
IND Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 20932
IND Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 14555
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18518
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 16459
IND Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 23645
IND Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22090
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19026
IND Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 22091
IND Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 20933
IND Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 10109
IND Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 23646
AMS 696 Studies in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of different aspects of the American experience in different semesters. LEC.
Fall 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stein, Matthew N
W 02:30-05:00 PM NUN 102 - LAWRENCE
3 29470
LEC Wilson, Ronald
Sasala, An
Porcello, Jacqueline
M 06:00-09:00 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 10110

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