AMST - AMERICAN STUDIES

AMST - 2700   INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN STUDIES
[3 hours]  An interdisciplinary introduction to one or more American cultural myths such as that of the common man or the frontier which often underlie claims of a national character.

AMST - 3730   FOLKLORE
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ENGL 3730. A survey of the field of folklore with an emphasis on folk narrative, folk music and material culture in America.  Recommended: Consent of instructor and Composition II.

AMST - 4830   AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
[3 hours]  This course analyzes how and why social protest movements form, and how and why they succeed or fail.  Attention will be given to post World War II social movements, including current examples.  Prerequisite: 6 hrs. of sociology or 9 hrs. of social science or consent of instructor

AMST - 4960   SENIOR THESIS, PARTS I & II
[5 hours]  Part I  Research and initial organizational design of the senior thesis.  Advanced American Studies majors work under an adviser´┐Żs direction.  Part II Completion of a preliminary and then final draft of the senior thesis.  The American Studies Faculty Steering Committee administers an oral exam upon thesis completion.

AMST - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES
[3 hours]  Investigations of American Culture.  Discovering patterns and interrelated phenomena in history, literature, sports, the arts, etc.

AMST - 4990   INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION IN AMERICAN STUDIES
[1 - 4 hours]  Supervised independent study.  Interdisciplinary topics within American culture.  For majors only.

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