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Spring 2019 American Studies Courses

AMST 1101 01 First-Year Seminar 3cr MWF 10:00am 10:50am CO COMAN Instructor: Sainz

Introduces students to backgrounds, environments, assumptions that shape our experience of higher education. Two objectives: to familiarize first-year students with college experience through inquiry into meanings of campus, and to familiarize students with interdisciplinary study.

 

AMST 2010 01 Intro to American Studies: Frontier Manifestations in American Post-9/11 Culture 3cr MWF 11:00am 11:50am CR 209 Instructor: Jas

Introduces the interdisciplinary study of American culture. Focuses on themes, values and ideas which continue to reverberate through our cultural experience. This semester we will investigate manifestations of cultural myths with special emphasis on the American Frontier in response to 9/11 as a perceived changing point in American Culture - mostly through Hollywood Cinema from 2001 until today.

 

AMST 2110 01 Cultural Diversity in America 3cr MWF 09:00am 09:50am HO 005 Instructor: Sainz

Studies processes by which individuals and groups produce, maintain and express cultural identities in the U.S. Race, gender and ethnicity are addressed, emphasizing historical roots and social context of contemporary cultural varieties. Meets A&S Core Diversity



AMST 3050 01 Cultures of Nature 3cr TR 09:35am 10:50am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

Uses artistic, philosophical, historical and literary material to investigate how ideas about and representations of nature have changed over time in the U.S. Culminates in an examination of a wide range of contemporary environmental ideas within this broad historical and cultural context. Cross listed with: ENR3050

 

AMST 3400 01 Pop Music and Sexualities 3cr W 07:00pm 09:30pm CO COMAN Instructor: Adelt
Looks at ways in which popular music has intersected with sexual and gendered identities as a means and expression of both oppression and liberation. Cross listed with: WMST3400 Meets A&S Core Diversity

 


AMST 4020 01 American Folklife 3cr TR 01:20pm 02:35pm CO COMAN Instructor: Dorst

Introduces materials and methods of folklife research, examining both verbal and nonverbal expressions of traditional cultures in America. Topics include material culture, belief systems, traditional events and celebrations, and folk performances of many kinds.


AMST 4030 01 Ecology of Knowledge 3cr TR 08:10am 09:25am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

Examines the development of "disciplines" and explores definitions, theories, methods and practices of interdisciplinary work.



AMST 4500 01 Am Civ: Black Pop Culture 3cr TR 11:00am 12:15pm CO COMAN Instructor: Adelt

Approaches African American popular culture from theoretical perspectives which include black feminist, postcolonial, and poststructuralist analyses. Cross listed with: AAST4990 AAST5560 AMST5560

 

AMST 4985 01 Senior Seminar 3cr M 08:00am 08:50am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

With AMST 4010 or 4970, completes the capstone coursework in AMST. Identifies a broad intellectual tradition in American Studies as foundation for student's research interests; builds a specific scholarly context appropriate to student's research; culminates in a substantial piece of written research appropriate in an identified subfield of American Studies.


AMST 5020 01 American Follklife 3cr TR 01:20pm 02:35pm CO COMAN Instructor: Dorst

Graduate Student section of AMST 4020.


AMST 5030 01 Ecology of Knowledge 3cr TR 08:10am 09:25am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

Graduate Student section of AMST 4030.

 

AMST 5560 02 Black Popular Culture 3cr TR 11:00am 12:15pm CO COMAN Instructor: Adelt
Graduate Student section of AMST 4500.
 

Click Here for Registrar's link to search for all Fall 2019 Courses including independent studies and internships. 


Contact Us

American Studies Program

Cooper House

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4036

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766 3898

Fax: (307) 766 3700

Email: gipper@uwyo.edu

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American Studies Program

College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to American Studies at UW

American studies is an interdisciplinary field emphasizing the integration of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences in the study of American experiences, past and present.  Our Program places special emphasis on studying American cultures through course work, field experiences, and internships so that each student can apply academic knowledge to real-life circumstances. Our Program  highlights international perspectives, as well as the transnational context of American impacts and experiences, in course work and  in exchanges available to AMST students. AMST also highlights opportunities in the public sector, including historic preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, or landscapes.

AMST puts people, ideas,  places, artifacts, images, and histories together in programs of study preparing students for specific career goals in K-12 education or work in the public sector (museums, collections, historic sites, interpretive centers, for example), or further education in professional schools and graduate study.

The program dates from 1952, placing it among the earliest to offer work in the interdisciplinary field of American culture studies. Students can earn both B.A. and M.A. degrees in American Studies.

 

If you are interested in further information about our program, please do not hesitate to contact us directly!

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Spring 2019 American Studies Courses

AMST 1101 01 First-Year Seminar 3cr MWF 10:00am 10:50am CO COMAN Instructor: Sainz

Introduces students to backgrounds, environments, assumptions that shape our experience of higher education. Two objectives: to familiarize first-year students with college experience through inquiry into meanings of campus, and to familiarize students with interdisciplinary study.

 

AMST 2010 01 Intro to American Studies: Frontier Manifestations in American Post-9/11 Culture 3cr MWF 11:00am 11:50am CR 209 Instructor: Jas

Introduces the interdisciplinary study of American culture. Focuses on themes, values and ideas which continue to reverberate through our cultural experience. This semester we will investigate manifestations of cultural myths with special emphasis on the American Frontier in response to 9/11 as a perceived changing point in American Culture - mostly through Hollywood Cinema from 2001 until today.

 

AMST 2110 01 Cultural Diversity in America 3cr MWF 09:00am 09:50am HO 005 Instructor: Sainz

Studies processes by which individuals and groups produce, maintain and express cultural identities in the U.S. Race, gender and ethnicity are addressed, emphasizing historical roots and social context of contemporary cultural varieties. Meets A&S Core Diversity



AMST 3050 01 Cultures of Nature 3cr TR 09:35am 10:50am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

Uses artistic, philosophical, historical and literary material to investigate how ideas about and representations of nature have changed over time in the U.S. Culminates in an examination of a wide range of contemporary environmental ideas within this broad historical and cultural context. Cross listed with: ENR3050

 

AMST 3400 01 Pop Music and Sexualities 3cr W 07:00pm 09:30pm CO COMAN Instructor: Adelt
Looks at ways in which popular music has intersected with sexual and gendered identities as a means and expression of both oppression and liberation. Cross listed with: WMST3400 Meets A&S Core Diversity

 


AMST 4020 01 American Folklife 3cr TR 01:20pm 02:35pm CO COMAN Instructor: Dorst

Introduces materials and methods of folklife research, examining both verbal and nonverbal expressions of traditional cultures in America. Topics include material culture, belief systems, traditional events and celebrations, and folk performances of many kinds.


AMST 4030 01 Ecology of Knowledge 3cr TR 08:10am 09:25am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

Examines the development of "disciplines" and explores definitions, theories, methods and practices of interdisciplinary work.



AMST 4500 01 Am Civ: Black Pop Culture 3cr TR 11:00am 12:15pm CO COMAN Instructor: Adelt

Approaches African American popular culture from theoretical perspectives which include black feminist, postcolonial, and poststructuralist analyses. Cross listed with: AAST4990 AAST5560 AMST5560

 

AMST 4985 01 Senior Seminar 3cr M 08:00am 08:50am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

With AMST 4010 or 4970, completes the capstone coursework in AMST. Identifies a broad intellectual tradition in American Studies as foundation for student's research interests; builds a specific scholarly context appropriate to student's research; culminates in a substantial piece of written research appropriate in an identified subfield of American Studies.


AMST 5020 01 American Follklife 3cr TR 01:20pm 02:35pm CO COMAN Instructor: Dorst

Graduate Student section of AMST 4020.


AMST 5030 01 Ecology of Knowledge 3cr TR 08:10am 09:25am CO COMAN Instructor: Knobloch

Graduate Student section of AMST 4030.

 

AMST 5560 02 Black Popular Culture 3cr TR 11:00am 12:15pm CO COMAN Instructor: Adelt
Graduate Student section of AMST 4500.
 

Click Here for Registrar's link to search for all Fall 2019 Courses including independent studies and internships. 


Contact Us

American Studies Program

Cooper House

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4036

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766 3898

Fax: (307) 766 3700

Email: gipper@uwyo.edu

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window)

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