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American Studies Courses

The American Studies Program currently offers the following courses:

AMST 300. Introduction to American Studies (3)
Interdisciplinary approaches to study of American civilization from colonial period through twentieth century. Significant issues and problems in American life examined from perspectives of several disciplines.

AMST 310. Foodways in Contemporary America (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation Courses Examines the production and consumption of food in the U.S. after 1945, comparatively exploring issues of race, class, gender, and inter-ethnic relations. Themes include food as “Americanization,” “authentic” cuisine, politics of sustainability, and social justice in the food industry.
Letter grade only (A-F).

AMST 350I. California Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper division status.
Interdisciplinary examination of California culture. Emphasis on how California’s history, politics, environment, social movements, art, and literature produce a contested and always changing culture.

AMST 351. Celebrity in American Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper division status.
Interdisciplinary examination of the changing meanings of fame in American society, addressing the production, consumption and cultural work of celebrity.

AMST 360. Explorations in American Popular Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; Upper-division status.
Examines broad terrain of American popular culture from multiple disciplinary perspectives, interrogating both the form and content of cultural production and reception in the past and present.

AMST 421I. Animals in American Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper division status.
Interdisciplinary examination of the role of non-human animals in making cultural meaning. Traces the many ways in which animals, not just humans, have shaped American history and culture.

AMST 495. Selected Topics in American Studies (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper-division status.
Topics of current interest in American Studies selected for intensive development.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in Schedule of Classes.

AMST 498. Senior Seminar in American Studies (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of AMST 300 and 18 units of upper-division work in American Studies or affiliated fields.
Capstone research course for American Studies majors.

Schedule of Classes

Fall 2015

Class offerings as of : MAY 26, 2015

American Studies - (AMST)

AMST 300 - INTRO TO AMERICAN STUDIES

3 Units
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 05/26
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 6260   LEC MW 5-6:15PM
Yes
SPA-109 Maram L  
02 8979   LEC Tu 4-6:45PM
Yes
SPA-109 Hashima L  

AMST 350 - CALIFORNIA CULTURE

3 Units GE AREA: C3, F
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 05/26
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 5049 1 SEM TuTh 11-12:15PM
Yes
SPA-112 Hashima L  
02 7596 1 SEM Tu 7-9:45PM
Yes
SPA-109 Maram L  

AMST 351 - CELEBRITY IN AMER CULTURE

3 Units GE AREA: D2
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 05/26
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 10052   SEM Th 4-6:45PM
Yes
SPA-109 Hashima L  

AMST 421 - ANIMALS IN AMER CULTURE

3 Units GE AREA: D2, F
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 05/26
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 5050 1 SEM MW 3:30-4:45PM
Yes
SPA-109 Mizelle D  

AMST 498 - SENIOR SEMINAR IN AMER STUDIES

3 Units
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 05/26
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 10051   SEM M 6:30-9:15PM
Yes
SPA-109 Mizelle D  

Class Notes for American Studies

Number Note
1

Prerequisite and/or co-requisite - see University Catalog.