Courses Approved for the AMST Minor Requirements

X - Approved Pre-1900 and Diversity Courses for the Minor in American Studies [updated 4/18/2022]
Diversity Pre-1900 Course #  Title Instructor   Crosslists
  X 2030 Intro to American Literature: Beginning to Civil War  Samuels    ENGL 2030
X   2042 Jim Crow and Exclusion-Era America  Chang    AAS/HIST 2042
  X 2051 The US as a Developing Nation  Maggor   HIST 2051
X   2070 Social Problems in the U.S.  Rich    PAM 2250; SOC 2070
  X 2090 The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692  Norton     HIST/ FGSS 2090
X X 2092 A History of Human Trafficking in the Atlantic World, ca. 1400-1800 Schmitt   HIST 2091
X   2106 Intro to Latinx Studies  Jaime/Diaz    LSP 2100
X   2108 Indigenous Ingenuities as Living Networks  Rickard     AIIS 2100; ARTH 2101 
X   2111 Black History Topics through Film  Washington    HIST 2111
X X 2112 Black Spirituality, Religion & Protest  Washington    ASRC/HIST/RELST 2112
X   2152 (Im)migration and (Im)migrants: Then & Now  Garcia-Rios    GOVT/LSP 2152
X   2225 Controversies about Inequality  Haskins    SOC 2220; PHIL 1950; GOVT 2225
X    2251  US Immigration Narratives  Garcia    LSP/MUSIC 2320; SPAN 2330
2296 History Lab: Digital History of Black Resistance  Baptist    HIST 2296
X   2310  Race and the Zombie Apocalypse  Wilson    ASRC 2310; ENGL 2931
X   2320 Latino Music in the US  Madrid    LSP/MUSIC 2320; SPAN 2330
X   2335 Making Public Queer History  Vider    FGSS/HIST 2335
X X 2350 Archaeology of North American Indians  Jordan    AIIS 2350, ANTHR 2235 
X   2352 Paul Robeson and the Revolutionary Imagination  Rickford    HIST 2352 
X   2353 Civil Rights vs. Human Rights in the Black Freedom Struggle  Rickford    HIST/ASRC 2353 
X   2354 African American Visions of Africa Rickford   HIST/ASRC 2354
  X 2381 Corruption, Collusion, and Commerce in Early America and the Caribbean Schmitt   HIST/LATA 2381
X X 2390 Seminar in Iroquois History  Parmenter    HIST/AIIS  2390
  X 2391  From Terra Incognita to Territories of Nation States  Parmenter   HIST 2391  
X X 2392 Where Fire Meets Ice: Histories of the U.S.-Canada Border Across Four Centuries Parmenter   HIST 2392
X   2401  Intro to Latino/a Literature  Diaz    ENGL/LSP 2400
X   2460 Contemporary Narratives by Latina Writers Castillo   LSP/FGSS/SPAN 2460; COML 2032
X   2470  Digital Latinxs  Chaar Lopez    LSP/STS 2470
X   2504 Obama and the Meaning of Race  Gosa    ASRC 2504; GOVT 2604; SOC 2520 
X X 2511 Black Women of 1900  Washington    HIST/ASRC/FGSS 2511
X   2512 Black Women in the 20th Century  Washington/Nunley   HIST/ASRC/FGSS 2511
X   2562 Black Queer Writing and Media Frazier   ENGL/ASRC/FGSS/LGBT 2560
X   2577 American Jewish Women and the Body of Tradition  Rock-Singer   ANTHR/FGSS/JWST/NES/RELST 2577
X   2585 Millennial Jewish Stars: Race, Gender & Sexuality Branfman   ENGL/FGSS/JWST 2585; PMA 2985
X   2600 Intro to Native American Indian Literature  Cheyfitz    ENGL/AIIS 2600
X   2620 Asian American Literature  Wong    ENGL/AAS 2620
X   2622 Intro to Asian American Performance Balance    AAS 2623; PMA 2621  
X   2630 Brazil to Brooklyn: Jewish Culture of the Americans Branfman    COML/ENGL/JWST 2630; RELST 2620
X   2640 Intro to Asian American History  Chang    HIST 2640, AAS 2130 
X   2645 Race & Modern US History  Chang    HIST/AAS/ASRC 2641
X   2650  Intro African American Literature  Woubshet/Mangrum/Spires   ENGL 2650 
X   2655 Latinos in the United States  Velez    SOC/DSOC 2650; LSP 2010
X X 2660 Everything you Know about Indians is Wrong: Unlearning Native American History  Parmenter   HIST/AIIS 2660 
  X 2664 What's Colonial About Early America?  Parmenter    HIST/ 2664
  X 2665  The American Revolutionary Era  Parmenter    HIST 2665
X   2680 Culture & Politics of the 1960s Sawyer    ENGL 2680
X   2682 The United States in the 60s and 70s  Kohler-Hausmann   HIST 2680
X   2686 The U.S. and the Middle East Brann   NES/JWST/HIST 2686
X   2722 History of Mental Health & Mental Illness in the US  Vider    HIST 2721
X   2723 LGBTQ History in the United States Vider   HIST/LGBT/FGSS 2722
X   2725 Introduction to Latino/o/x Performance  Jaime    LSP/ PMA 2720 
  X 2726 Culture & Identity in Modern America: 19th Century   Sachs    HIST 2726
X   2751 Environmental Justice in Upstate New York Reynolds   SHUM/ASRC 2750; ENGL 2950
X X 2755 Race and Slavery in the Early Atlantic World Schmitt   HIST/ASRC 2755
X   2770 Representing Racial Encounters/ Encountering Racial Representations  Diaz/Ngugi   ENGL/LSP/ASRC 2770 
X   2790 Jewish Films and Filmmakers: Hollywood and Beyond Shapiro   JWST/NES/VISST 2790: PMA 2490
X   2810 Migration: Histories, Controversies, and Perspectives Gleeson   ILRLR/LSP/PAM/SOC 2810
X   2910 It's all Chinese to Me  Wong    AAS/ENGL 2910
X   3010 Photography and the American Dream  Gaskins    ARTH/VISST 3010
X X 3015 Sweetness: How Sugar Built the Modern World Aching   ASRC/ROMS/SHUM 3010; LATA 3015
X   3020 Representing Brooklyn: Race, Place & Popular Culture  LaBennett    HIST/ASRC 3031
X   3025 Asian Americans & Popular Culture  Balance    AAS 3020; PMA 3420 
X X 3032  Race and Revolution in the Americas: 1700 to 1900  Washington    HIST/ASRC 3031
  X 3035 Seminar in American Lit: Beginnings to Civil War  Samuels    ENGL 3030
X   3039 Community-Engaged Archaeology Dedrick   ANTHR/ARKEO 3030
X   3065  Immigrant America: Race and Citizenship in Modern Working-Class History  Martinez-Matusda    ILRLR/LAT/LSP 3065 
X   3121 Crime and Punishment  Margulies   GOVT 3121 
X   3141 Prisons  Katzenstein, Margulies    GOVT 3141
  3142 Incarceration, Policy Response & Self- Reflection  Katzenstein, Sawyer    GOVT 3142 
X   3155 Prisons, Politics & Policy  Michener    GOVT 3152
  X 3200 Historical Archaeology  Jordan    ANTHR 3201/6210; AMST 6210
X   3205  Black Expatriate Writing  Gaines    HIST 3211; ASRC 3210 
X   3214 Dance in America: Cultures, Identities, and Fabrication Aldape Muñoz    PMA 3214
  X 3230  American Economic History l  Lyons    ECON 3230
X   3231 Race and Politics in the 20th Century America  Sokol    HIST 3231
X X 3248 Finger Lakes and Beyond: Archaeology of the Native Northeast  Jordan    ANTHR 3248
X   3261 Health, Equity, Politics and Policy Michener/Perera   GOVT 3251
X   3302 Rhythm and Blues to Funk: Black Popular Music Before Hip Hop Pond   MUSIC 3302
X   3317 Music in the Making and Unmasking of Race Hawkins   MUSIC 3317/ANTHR 3017
X   3330 Ways of Knowing: Indigenous & Local Ecological  Kassam    NTRES/AllS 3330
X   3380 Urban Inequality  Bischoff    SOC 3380
X   3401 The Whites are Here to Stay: US-Africa Policy from Nixon to Date Grovogui   ASRC 3401; GOVT 3211
X   3402  Being and Becoming Black  LaBennett    ASRC/LSP/ANTHR 3400
  X 3404 A Maritime History of Early America, ca. 1450-1850 Schmitt   HIST/ASRC/LATA 3405
X   3405 Multicultural Issues and Education  Villenas    ANTHR/EDUC/LSP 3405
X   3409 Labor and Migration in Asian America Seo   AAS/SOC 3400
X   3420 Refugees and the Politics of Vulnerability: Intersections of Feminist Theory and Practice  Juffer   FGSS; GOVT 3401; LSP 3402
  X 3430 History of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction  Baptist    HIST 3430 
  X 3434 Underground Railroad Seminar Aching   ASRC/SHUM 3434
X X 3442 Merchants, Whalers, Pirates, Sailors: American Maritime Literature from the 19th Century and Beyond Warren   ENGL/ASRC 3440
  X 3450 Cultural and Intellectual Life of 19th Century Americans  Sachs    HIST 3450
X   3451 Cultural and Identity in Modern America: the 20th Century  Sachs    HIST 3451
X   3452 The Myth of America Sachs   HIST 3452
X   3461 Intro to African American Cinema  Sheppard    PMA/VISST 3461
X   3470 Asian American Women's History  Lau    AAS/FGSS/HIST 3470 
X   3475 Nueva York: Caribbean Urbanisms  McDaniel    ASRC/LATA/LSP/SPAN 3470
  X 3506 Slavery & Visual Culture  Finley    ARTH/ASRC/VISST 3506 
X   3512 Black Panther Party Autobiography- Writing the Activist Self  Richardson    ASRC 3512; ENGL 3912
X   3515 Blaxploitation Film & Photography  Finely    ARTH/FGSS/VISST/ASRC/ FILM 3305
X   3520 The Asian American Middle Class  Lau    AAS/ HIST 3515
X   3530  Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Race, Class & Populism in the Age of Trump  Gaines    ASRC 3520; HIST 3502
X   3560 Modeling Race; Fashioning Beauty  Rooks    ASRC 3550; FGSS 3540
X   3562 Thinking from a Different Place; Indigenous Philosophies  Warrior/Cheyfitz   AIIS/ENGL 3560 
X   3580 20th Century Women Writers of Color in the Americas   Wong    AAS/ENGL 3580; FGSS 3581
X   3581  Imagining Migration in Film & Literature  Adelson/Haenni    GERST/VISST 3581; PMA 3481; COML 3580
X   3590 The Black Radical Tradition in the U.S. Rickford    HIST/ASRC 3590 
  X 3612 Capitalism and Colonialism in Early American Literature  Cheyfitz    ENGL 3612
X   3621 Dissent and Protest in U.S. History Deily-Swearingen   ASRC 3626; SHUM 3620
X X 3625 Frederick Douglass and Frances E.W. Harper Spires   ENGL/ASRC 3625
  X 3650 Envisioning America: Nineteenth-Century US Poetry and Prose  Gilbert    ENGL 3650
  X 3661 Reading the 19th Century American Novel  Samuels    ENGL 3660
    3665 American Political Theory: Madison to Malcolm X  Kramnick    GOVT 3665; HIST 3160
X   3672  Visualizing el Barrio: Interpreting & Documenting East Harlem's Mural Tradition  Diaz    ENGL 3672; ARTH/LSP/VISST 3670
X   3680 The Art of Telling: Chicanx, Latinx, and AfroLatinx Testimonios Diaz    ENGL/LSP 3680; LATA/FGSS 3681
X   3685  Growing Up Latina/o  Brady    ENGL/ FGSS/ LSP 3685
X   3690 The Race and Gender Poverty in Literature and Film  Cheyfitz    ENGL 3690
X   3703  Asians in the Americas: A Comparative Perspective  Munasinghe    ANTHR 3703; AAS 3030
X   3707 Hidden Identities Onscreen Branfman   ENGL/COML/FGSS/JWST 3707; PMA 3507
X   3717 Sitcom Jews: Ethnic Representation on Television and on Stage  Winitsky    JWST/ PMA 3711
X   3719 The Jewish Life of DNA  Rock- Singer    JWST/STS/RELST 3719
X   3720  Food, Gender & Culture  McCullogh    ENGL 3721; FGSS 3720 
X   3732 Africans and African Americans in Literature  Ngugi    ENGL/ ASRC 3742
X   3734 Whiteness in Literature and Popular Culture Mohanty   ENGL/ASRC 3734
  X 3740 Painting Nineteenth-Century America  Meixner    ARTH/ VISST 3740 
X   3742 Contemporary African American Poetry  Woubshet    ENGL/ ASRC 3740 
X   3754 Spoken Word, Hip Hop Theater & the Politics of Performance  Jaime    PMA/LSP/FGSS 3754; ENGL 3954
X   3762 Law, Latinxs, Illegality  Santiago-Irizarry    ANTH/LSP 3762
X   3773 Harlem Renaissance & Black Arts Movement  Crawford    ASRC/ ENGL 3773
X   3830 Latino America  Garcia    HIST/LSP 3800
X   3860 African American Social History, from 1910 to the Present: Race, Work, and City  Salvatore    ILRLR 3860; HIST 3760
X   3981 Latina/o Popular Culture  Diaz    ENGL/LSP 3980
X   4002 Diasporic and Indigenous Health Ezell   ASRC 4002; SOC 4010
X   4022 U.S. Cultures of War and Empire Balance   AAS 4020; ASIAN 4458
X   4032 Immigration & Politics Research Seminar  Garcia- Rios    GOVT/ LSP 4032 
X   4033 Race & Social Entrepreneurship: Food Justice  Rooks    ASRC 4033
X X 4039 Reconstruction & the New South  Washington    HIST 4390
X   4052 Critical Filipino/ Filipino American Studies  Balance    AAS 4050; ASIAN 4452
X   4104 Critical Race Theory: What Is It? What Does It Do? Why Should it Matter?  Taiwo    ASRC 4304 
X   4105  The Negro in American: Baldwin & Douglass  Farred    ASRC 4110; ENGL 4510 
X   4113 August Wilson: the Cycle of Black Life Farred   ASRC/ENGL 4113
X   4123 Archipelagoes: Cartographies of Race, Sound, and Sexuality  Goffe   AAS/ FGSS 4123; ENGL 4923 
  X 4155 Slavery and Gender in the Atlantic World Nunley   HIST/FGSS 4155
X   4202 Politics of Inequality: History of the US Welfare State  Kohler-Hausmann   HIST 4202 
X   4212 Black Women's Autobiography in the 21st Century  Richardson    ASRC/FGSS 4212; ENGL 4912
  X 4220 Locke and the Philosophies of Dispossession: Indigenous America's Interruptions and Resistances  Richardson    AIIS 4200
X   4262 Environmental Justice: Past, Present, Future Sachs   HIST 4262
X X 4272 Archaeology of Colonialism and Cultural Entanglement  Jordan    ANTHR 4272
X   4283 Latino Politics and Racial Politics  Garcia- Rios    GOVT/LSP 4283
X Varies 4301 The Rabinor Seminar  Varies    HIST/LGBT/FGSS 4336
X   4313 The Beautiful Struggle  Maxwell    ENGL 4313
X   4321 A Dilemma Revisited: African Americans, Inequality and K-16 Education

Rooks

  ASRC 4301
X   4336 Food, Identity, and Politics in the United States Vider   HIST/FGSS/LGBT 4336
X   4337 The 1980's: Politics, Culture and Memory in the United States Vider   HIST 4337
X X 4393 The Underground Railroad and the Coming of the Civil War  Washington    HIST/ASRC 4393 
X   4402 Women in Hip Hop  LaBennett    ASRC 4402/6402; AMST 6402 
X   4404 The Black 70s: From Black Politics to Black Popular Culture  Rooks    ASRC 4404 
X   4412 Playing out Difference: History & Identity in Sports Film  Sheppard    PMA/VISST/FGSS 4412 
X   4502 Queer Proximities Brady   ENGL/FGSS/LGBT/LSP 4505; ASRC 4555
X   4516 Sociology of Race & Education  Gosa    ASRC 4516; SOC 4520 
X   4519 Toni Morrison's Novels  Richardson   

ASRC/ENGL/FGSS 4509; ASRC/ENGL/FGSS 6513

X   4525 20th Century Women Writers & Artists  Samuels   ENGL 4525
X   4533 The Lower East Side- Jews & the Immigrant City  Sampson    ANTHR 4733; JWST 4533
X   4550 Race and the University  Chang/Wong    AAS 4550; ENGL 4961; HIST 4551
X   4556 Decolonial Poetics and Aesthetics: Art of/as Resistance in the Americas  Diaz   ENGL/LSP 4556
X   4560 The Politics and Joy in Black Women's Writing Warren   ENGL/ASRC/FGSS 4560
X   4587 Critical Race Theory  Smith   GOVT 4578; ASRC 4587
  X 4600 Melville  Maxwell/Cheyfitz    ENGL 4600
X   4603 Black Speculative Fiction Spires   ENGL 4605; ASRC 4655
X   4627 Contemporary Native American Literature  Cheyfitz    ENGL/AIIS 4625
X   4632 Rethinking Asian American Literature: Indigeneity, Diaspora, Settler Colonialism Pegues   ENGL/AAS 4630
X   4633 Art! Poetry! Power!  Diaz    ASRC/ENGL/LSP 4635
X   4635 Feminist Theory/Law & Society  Smith    GOVT 4635
  X 4645 ****Walden & Beyond ( fka "Reading Walden") Fried    ENGL 4655
X   4646 Indigeneity and Energy in Native America  Powell    ANTHR 4145; SHUM 4645
  X 4647 The Energy Transition in the Nineteenth Century   Ron   HIST/SHUM/STS 4647
X   4658 Fabricating Race: Art, Clothing, Resistance Lamm   ASRC /FGSS/SHUM/VISST 4658
X X 4661 Contested Continents: The Great War for Empire in North America and Beyond  Parmenter    HIST 4661
X   4664 Dark Laboratory: Black and Native Media Ecologies Goffe/Palmer   SHUM/ASRC 4662; PMA 4562
  X 4667 Forms of the New: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson  Warren   ENGL 4667
X X 4669 From Slavery to Mass Incarceration: A History of Policing in Black Communities Alexander   SHUM/HIST/ASRC 4669
X   4670 Native American Poetry of Resistance  Warrior    AIIS/ ENGL 4670
  X 4671 How the Civil War Haunts America  Samuels    ENGL 4671
X X 4674 Dispossession, Truth, and Reconciliation Parmenter   SHUM/HIST 4674
X   4701 Africa in the African American Mind  Rickford    HIST 4701; ASRC 4701
X   4702 Cultural Politics of the 1970s   Rickford    HIST 4701; ASRC 4701 
X   4705 Nightlife  Jaime    FGSS/LGBT/LSP/PMA 4701
X   4706 The Black Transatlantic  Rubenstein    GOVT 4706
X X 4716 Law and Empire in Early America Schmitt   HIST 4716
X   4720 New Latinx Writing  Brady    ENGL/LSP 4720
X   4733 The Future of Whiteness  Mohanty   

ASRC/ENGL 4733; AMST/ENGL 6733

X   4740 Colonial Intersections: Jews and Native Americans  Boyarin/Uran    ANTHR/NES/JWST 4745; ANTHR/JWST/NES 7745
X   4757 Be a Man! Masculinity, Race, and Nation Branfman   ENGL/FGSS 4757
X   4771 Indigenous Art, Film, and New Media: Anti-Colonial Strategies  Rickard    ARTH/ANTHR/COML 4771; AMST/ANTHR/ARTH/COML 6771
X   4800 Race and Racism/Law and Society  Smith    GOVT 4805
X   4851 Refugees  Garcia    HIST 4851
  X 4900 New World Encounters 1500-1800 Parmenter    AIIS/HIST 4900
X   4970 Jim Crow and Exclusion-Era America  Chang    HIST/AAS 4970
X   4990 U.S. Pop Music and Racial Common Sense Balance   PMA 4964; MUSIC 4333; SHUM 4993
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