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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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Harbin, Chelsea
TuTh 08:00-09:15 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 71335
LEC Ortega, Marilyn
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4062 - LAWRENCE
3 75655
LEC Price, Nicole
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM ST 307 - LAWRENCE
3 71336
LEC Harbin, Chelsea
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
3 65377
LEC Bailey, Hannah
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
3 65376
LEC Schmack, Benjamin
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM MUR 123 - LAWRENCE
3 71337
LEC Schmack, Benjamin
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SMI 206 - LAWRENCE
3 73101
LEC Lazaro Moreno, Jaime
MW 12:30-01:45 PM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
3 67002
LEC Bailey, Hannah
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 70123
LEC Pence, Ray
TuTh 10:00-10:50 AM BUD 130 - LAWRENCE
3 73666
DIS Robinson, Kathryn
Th 12:00-12:50 PM MS 104 - LAWRENCE
3 75590
DIS Nunez Arroyo, Margarita
Th 12:00-12:50 PM MS 105 - LAWRENCE
3 75591
DIS Robinson, Kathryn
Th 01:00-01:50 PM MS 104 - LAWRENCE
3 75592
DIS Nunez Arroyo, Margarita
Th 01:00-01:50 PM MS 105 - LAWRENCE
3 75593
DIS Kennedy, Neill
Th 02:30-03:20 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 75594
DIS Cadena, Jose
Th 02:30-03:20 PM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 75595
DIS Kennedy, Neill
Th 04:00-04:50 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 75596
DIS Cadena, Jose
Th 04:00-04:50 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 75597
LEC Price, Nicole
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM ST 307 - LAWRENCE
3 72399
LEC Ortega, Marilyn
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 4018 - LAWRENCE
3 75656
LEC Lazaro Moreno, Jaime
MW 03:00-04:15 PM MS 104 - LAWRENCE
3 73671
LEC Adams, William
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 73332
LEC Adams, William
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 73367
LEC Stucky, Alex
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 72733
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tucker, Sherrie
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 70121
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chappell, Benjamin
MW 11:00-11:50 AM HAW 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 64207
DIS Allison, Hannah Ross
F 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 60107
DIS Aycock, Rebekah
F 10:00-10:50 AM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 60109
DIS Allison, Hannah Ross
F 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 60110
DIS Garcia, William
F 11:00-11:50 AM BA 301 - LAWRENCE
3 64206
DIS Nguyen-Dien, Giang
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 60111
DIS Aycock, Rebekah
F 09:00-09:50 AM FR 221 - LAWRENCE
3 60108
DIS Nguyen-Dien, Giang
F 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 75604
DIS Garcia, William
F 12:00-12:50 PM FR 124 - LAWRENCE
3 75607
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 Spring 2019 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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 75660
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Miller, Timothy
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SMI 100 - LAWRENCE
3 71090
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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kelley, Margaret
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 73673
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Myers, Alexander
MW 11:00-12:15 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 70401
LEC Myers, Alexander
MW 12:30-01:45 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 74476
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Flores, Ruben
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 69643
LEC Ryall, Shannon
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 73309
LEC Goldstein, Ivery
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 73388
LEC Ryall, Shannon
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 75015
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 Spring 2019 semester.

AMS 344 Case Study in American Studies: _____
This course examines in depth a specific American studies or theme. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
MW 03:00-04:15 PM BA 105 - LAWRENCE
3 72460
LEC Kelley, Margaret
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4008 - LAWRENCE
3 77952
LEC Pence, Ray
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SUM 503 - LAWRENCE
3 77918
LEC Wilson, Ronald
Moon, Ghiyong
M 06:00-09:30 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 66625
LEC Perreira, Christopher
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 75657
LEC Flores, Ruben
WF 03:00-04:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 75658
LEC Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 72734
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 Spring 2019 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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

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 Spring 2019 semester.

AMS 494 Topics in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of selected aspects of American society or culture or of the American experience. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Warrior, Robert
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
1-4 75662
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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Schofield, Ann
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 75707
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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chong, Kelly
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 75885
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 Spring 2019 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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rooks, Pamela
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 75888
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 Spring 2019 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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Perreira, Christopher
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 71221
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65864
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 70125
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65179
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 68351
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 66926
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 72430
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 71222
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69170
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 71223
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 70126
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 64538
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 72431
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65865
FLD Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 70127
FLD Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65181
FLD Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 68352
FLD Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 66927
FLD Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 72432
FLD Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 71225
FLD Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69171
FLD Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 71224
FLD Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 70128
FLD Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 64545
FLD Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 72433
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.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65866
RSH Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 70129
RSH Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65185
RSH Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 68353
RSH Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 66928
RSH Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 72434
RSH Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 71226
RSH Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69173
RSH Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 71227
RSH Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 70130
RSH Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 64547
RSH Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 72435
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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019 semester.

AMS 694 Directed Readings
Consent of instructor is required. IND.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Chappell, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66561
IND Esch, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 70131
IND Flores, Ruben
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 65188
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 68355
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 66562
IND Kelley, Margaret
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 72436
IND Kim, Joo Ok
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71228
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 69176
IND Perreira, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 71229
IND Roediger, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 70132
IND Tucker, Sherrie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60113
IND Warrior, Robert
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 72437
AMS 696 Studies in: _____
Interdisciplinary study of different aspects of the American experience in different semesters. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Wilson, Ronald
Moon, Ghiyong
M 06:00-09:30 PM BUD 110 - LAWRENCE
3 60114
LEC Warrior, Robert
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4040 - LAWRENCE
3 78038
LEC Mizumura, Ayako
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM FR 206 - LAWRENCE
3 74270

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  • Rachel Schwaller and Saoussen Cheddadi successfully defended their respective dissertations on October 29, 2018. Congratulations, Drs. Schwaller and Cheddadi!
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  • Congratulations to Professor Robert Warrior on being elected to a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • This articlewritten by Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey, was published in the latest edition of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congratulations, Hannah!
  • We would like to recognize Patrick Sumner, 2005 alumni, for his work in this article about the defacement of the John Brown memorial in the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018.
  • Please read this article about Professor Robert Warrior titled: Native scholar uncomfortably at home in American studies field.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Carey-Whalen, an alumni that was recently promoted as UTEP's Centennial Museum director.
  • Congratulations to Josh Parshall, an alumni who was recently featured in this article.
  • How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Professor Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez
  • KU Special Education Department: With Ray Pence
  • Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »
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