American Studies Courses
Patricia S. Hart, Coordinator (337 Administration Bldg 83844-3178; phone 208/885-6013); Co-Coordinators: Walter A. Hesford Sheila O'Brien.
AmSt 201 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. Surveys major themes and topics in ethnic studies with a comparative emphasis on experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, and Asian Americans; a multidisciplinary course that encourages participation facilitating student-to-student dialogue and allowing students to collaborate in creating a learning environment in which knowledge and experience is share; assists students in becoming more aware of their own locations in the context of race and ethnic structures in the U.S.
AmSt 301 Studies in American Culture (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. In-depth exploration of a significant theme or issue in American society from a variety of disciplinary perspectives; specific focus may vary, but includes consistent incorporation of a historical dimension, attention to inequalities and diversity, and analysis of aspects of contemporary American culture including a global context.
Prereq: Engl 102; Jr standing or Permission
AmSt 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
AmSt 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)