Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin
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AMST 145 A-Z - Special Topics in American Studies

Semester Hours: 3

Every Other Semester

An exploratory course analyzing American culture through the works of American writers. Each semester centers upon particular themes, ideas, or topics broad enough to permit the student to become acquainted with the diversity of America’s past and present.


Current Special Topics

AMST 145B: American Fiction, 1950-Present

This course explores how fiction since WWII engages the complex cultural challenges structuring the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, such as the rise of neoliberalism, increasing globalization, identity formation, and the climate crisis. Assigned writers may include Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Octavia Butler. This course is cross-listed as ENGL 147A and is a writing-intensive course.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: WSC 001 or WSC 002.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Two of the following: ENGL 070 , 072 , 144 ; HIST 013 , 014C , or permission of the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule. (Formerly 145; Readings in American Studies.)

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