American Studies is an interdisciplinary major which a student constructs from offerings in two or more departments of instruction. Students take both core courses in the field of American Studies and additional courses from one of five broad, thematic streams (listed below). This theme will both provide additional structure and points of comparison and a foundation for a comprehensive exercise.

Majors must complete 69 credits in the following general areas:

I. Core Courses: Each student must complete all of these:

  • AMST 115 Introduction to American Studies or AMST 287 California Art and Visual Culture (offered as part of the “Visions of California” OCS Program) one or the other of these is a prerequisite for AMST 345 and AMST 396.
  • AMST 345 Theory and Practice of American Studies
  • AMST 396 Junior Research Seminar
  • AMST 398 Advanced Research in American Studies
  • AMST 399 Senior Seminar in American Studies
  • AMST 400 Colloquium and Integrative Exercise in American Studies (3 credits, to be taken in winter term of the senior year, along with AMST 399.) A senior may choose:
    • Essay or Project Option: a 35-40 page essay on an approved topic; or an approved project (e.g., a critical documentary, radio narrative, web design project, performance piece, or academic civic engagement project) accompanied by a 15-20 page essay. Open only to students who receive approval of a project prospectus.
    • Examination Option: A written examination given early in spring term

II. Survey Courses: Students must take three survey courses. Two of these courses must come from a single department. Students will also take a one-term survey course from a different department. Because the entire range of these survey courses is not offered every year, students should consult the online catalog and plan accordingly.

  • HIST 116 Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present
  • HIST 120 Rethinking the American Experience: American History, 1607-1865 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 121 Rethinking the American Experience: American Social History, 1865-1945 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 125 African American History I: From Africa to the Civil War
  • HIST 126 African American History II (not offered in 2020-21)
  • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
  • POSC 272 Constitutional Law II (not offered in 2020-21)

One-term survey courses:

  • AMST 254 The 1930s: Social and Cultural Impact of the Great Depression (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ARTH 160 American Art to 1940 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ECON 232 American Economic History: A Cliometric Approach (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ENGL 117 African American Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • ENGL 215 Modern American Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
  • MUSC 126 America’s Music
  • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
  • RELG 140 Religion and American Culture (not offered in 2020-21)

III. Topical Courses: Each student must take twenty-four credits that deal with elements of the American experience from one of the thematic streams below. Courses that will fulfill this requirement are listed under each group. No more than six of these credits may be from a 100-level course. (Survey courses above and beyond those used to satisfy the required one-term and two-term sequences may count as a Topical Course.) Students must take courses from at least two departments. In order that majors acquire the research skills necessary to complete the major, six of these twenty-four credits must be at the 300-level.

  • Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity: What is the relationship between race and ethnicity and U.S. cultures? Students will look at these questions in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework. Concentrators in this area should take a combination of courses that will allow them to comparatively assess the experiences of at least two ethno-racial groups in America.  
    • AFST 112 Black Revolution on Campus (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 218 Asian American Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America
    • AMST 231 Contemporary Indigenous Activism (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 244 Approaches to Indigenous Studies
    • AMST 267 Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia: Suburbia in Fiction and Scholarship
    • ECON 262 The Economics of Sports (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 330 Refugee and Immigrant Experiences in Faribault, MN
    • EDUC 338 Multicultural Education
    • EDUC 340 Race, Immigration, and Schools (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School
    • ENGL 117 African American Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
    • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 230 Studies in African American Literature: From the 1950s to the Present
    • ENGL 233 Writing Empathy/Writing Black Life (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 234 Literature of the American South (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 239 Democracy: Politics, Race, & Sex in Nineteenth Century American Novels (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
    • ENGL 248 Visions of California (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 252 Caribbean Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 258 Contemporary American Playwrights of Color
    • ENGL 352 Toni Morrison: Novelist
    • HIST 116 Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present
    • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 125 African American History I: From Africa to the Civil War
    • HIST 126 African American History II (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 127 The Roaring Twenties & the Rough Thirties in U.S. History (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 128 Slavery and Universities: Past and Present
    • HIST 203 American Indian Education (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 211 Puritans, Sex and Slavery
    • HIST 212 The Era of the American Revolution (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 219 Black Revolutions in the Atlantic World
    • HIST 220 North of Jim Crow, South of Freedom (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 222 Slavery in Film, Literature, and History (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 225 James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 228 Civil Rights and Black Power (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 230 Black Americans and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIST 304 Black Study and the University
    • MUSC 126 America’s Music
    • MUSC 130 The History of Jazz
    • MUSC 131 The Blues From the Delta to Chicago (not offered in 2020-21)
    • MUSC 136 History of Rock (not offered in 2020-21)
    • MUSC 232 Golden Age of R & B
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy
    • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    • POSC 202 Tools of National Power: Statecraft and Diplomatic Power
    • POSC 204 Media and Electoral Politics: 2020 United States Election
    • POSC 207 Global Decline of Democracy: Urban Revanchism and Popular Resistance (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 212 Environmental Justice
    • POSC 218 Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 219 Poverty and Public Policy in the U.S. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
    • POSC 272 Constitutional Law II (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 273 Race and Politics in the U.S. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 275 Black Radical Political Thought, 1919-1969 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 302 Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 351 Political Theory of Martin Luther King, Jr. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 355 Identity, Culture and Rights* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • PSYC 384 Psychology of Prejudice
    • RELG 239 Religion & American Landscape
    • SOAN 100 Asian Americans
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 151 Global Minnesota: An Anthropology of Our State
    • SOAN 272 Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the United States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 325 Sociology of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction
    • SPAN 206 Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Participatory Video (not offered in 2020-21)
    • WGST 389 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
  • Democracy, Activism, and Class: How does a longstanding American Studies emphasis on engaged scholarship reveal the relationships of politics, capitalism and power? This theme investigates the emergence of social groups and their political struggles at the local and national levels emphasizing the themes of power, inequality, and social justice. 
    • AMST 231 Contemporary Indigenous Activism (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 254 The 1930s: Social and Cultural Impact of the Great Depression (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 256 Walt Whitman’s New York
    • AMST 267 Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia: Suburbia in Fiction and Scholarship
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy
    • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
    • ECON 232 American Economic History: A Cliometric Approach (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 264 Health Care Economics (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 270 Economics of the Public Sector
    • ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • ECON 273 Water and Western Economic Development (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 245 The History of American School Reform (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 250 Fixing Schools: Politics and Policy in American Education (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 330 Refugee and Immigrant Experiences in Faribault, MN
    • EDUC 340 Race, Immigration, and Schools (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 230 Studies in African American Literature: From the 1950s to the Present
    • ENGL 239 Democracy: Politics, Race, & Sex in Nineteenth Century American Novels (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
    • HIST 116 Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present
    • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 125 African American History I: From Africa to the Civil War
    • HIST 126 African American History II (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 127 The Roaring Twenties & the Rough Thirties in U.S. History (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 128 Slavery and Universities: Past and Present
    • HIST 205 American Environmental History
    • HIST 212 The Era of the American Revolution (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 213 The Age of Hamilton (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 216 History Beyond the Walls (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 219 Black Revolutions in the Atlantic World
    • HIST 220 North of Jim Crow, South of Freedom (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 226 U.S. Consumer Culture
    • HIST 228 Civil Rights and Black Power (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
    • HIST 230 Black Americans and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIST 304 Black Study and the University
    • HIST 306 American Wilderness (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 307 Advanced Wilderness Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 308 American Cities and Nature
    • MUSC 126 America’s Music
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • MUSC 337 Music in Social Movements
    • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy
    • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    • POSC 180 Global Politics & Local Communities (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 202 Tools of National Power: Statecraft and Diplomatic Power
    • POSC 204 Media and Electoral Politics: 2020 United States Election
    • POSC 207 Global Decline of Democracy: Urban Revanchism and Popular Resistance (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 208 Presidential Elections, Gridlock and Policy Strategy (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 209 Money and Politics
    • POSC 210 Misinformation, Political Rumors, and Conspiracy Theories (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 212 Environmental Justice
    • POSC 213 Psychology of Mass Political Behavior
    • POSC 218 Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 219 Poverty and Public Policy in the U.S. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 220 Politics and Political History in Film
    • POSC 231 American Foreign Policy (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 266 Urban Political Economy
    • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
    • POSC 272 Constitutional Law II (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 273 Race and Politics in the U.S. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 275 Black Radical Political Thought, 1919-1969 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 302 Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 315 Polarization, Parties, and Power*
    • POSC 351 Political Theory of Martin Luther King, Jr. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 357 Politics and Ambition* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 130 Native American Religions
    • RELG 140 Religion and American Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 240 Investing in God: American Religion and Economic Life (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 206 Critical Perspectives on Work in the Twenty-first Century
    • SOAN 263 Terrorism (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 272 Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the United States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 314 Contemporary Issues in Critical Criminology
    • SOAN 350 Diversity, Democracy, and Inequality in America (not offered in 2020-21)
  • Space and Place: How is space organized, and how do people make place? This includes the study of natural and built environments; local, regional, national and transnational communities; and international and inter-regional flows of people, goods, and ideas. 
    • AMST 230 The American Sublime: Landscape, Character & National Destiny in Nineteenth Century America (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 240 The Midwest and the American Imagination
    • AMST 256 Walt Whitman’s New York
    • AMST 267 Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia: Suburbia in Fiction and Scholarship
    • AMST 287 California Program: California Art and Visual Culture
    • ARTH 171 History of Photography (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 265 Planning Utopia: Ideal Cities in Theory and Practice (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy
    • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
    • CGSC 386 Adolescent Cognitive Development: Developing an Identity and Life Plans (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 232 American Economic History: A Cliometric Approach (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • ECON 273 Water and Western Economic Development (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 338 Multicultural Education
    • EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School
    • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
    • ENGL 221 “Moby-Dick” & Its Contexts
    • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 234 Literature of the American South (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 236 American Nature Writing (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 247 The American West
    • ENGL 248 Visions of California (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 288 California Program: The Literature of California
    • ENGL 329 The City in American Literature
    • ENGL 332 Studies in American Literature: Faulkner, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 334 Postmodern American Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 352 Toni Morrison: Novelist
    • HIST 126 African American History II (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 203 American Indian Education (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 205 American Environmental History
    • HIST 220 North of Jim Crow, South of Freedom (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 228 Civil Rights and Black Power (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
    • HIST 306 American Wilderness (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 307 Advanced Wilderness Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 308 American Cities and Nature
    • MUSC 115 Listening to the Movies
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • POSC 180 Global Politics & Local Communities (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 212 Environmental Justice
    • POSC 218 Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 273 Race and Politics in the U.S. (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 302 Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 357 Politics and Ambition* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 130 Native American Religions
    • RELG 239 Religion & American Landscape
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 151 Global Minnesota: An Anthropology of Our State
    • SOAN 272 Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the United States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 278 Urban Ethnography and the American Experience
  • Production and Consumption of Culture: How do people represent their experiences and ideas as culture? How is culture transmitted, appropriated and consumed? Students will examine the role of artists and the expressive arts, including literature, visual arts and performance as well as that of consumers and producers. 
    • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America
    • AMST 230 The American Sublime: Landscape, Character & National Destiny in Nineteenth Century America (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 240 The Midwest and the American Imagination
    • AMST 254 The 1930s: Social and Cultural Impact of the Great Depression (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 256 Walt Whitman’s New York
    • ARTH 171 History of Photography (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 265 Planning Utopia: Ideal Cities in Theory and Practice (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy
    • CAMS 215 American Television History (not offered in 2020-21)
    • CAMS 216 American Cinema of the 1970s (not offered in 2020-21)
    • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
    • CGSC 386 Adolescent Cognitive Development: Developing an Identity and Life Plans (not offered in 2020-21)
    • DANC 266 Reading The Dancing Body: Topics in Dance History
    • ECON 262 The Economics of Sports (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School
    • ENGL 117 African American Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 136 Black Speculative Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
    • ENGL 215 Modern American Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 221 “Moby-Dick” & Its Contexts
    • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 230 Studies in African American Literature: From the 1950s to the Present
    • ENGL 233 Writing Empathy/Writing Black Life (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 234 Literature of the American South (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 236 American Nature Writing (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 239 Democracy: Politics, Race, & Sex in Nineteenth Century American Novels (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
    • ENGL 247 The American West
    • ENGL 248 Visions of California (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 258 Contemporary American Playwrights of Color
    • ENGL 332 Studies in American Literature: Faulkner, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 334 Postmodern American Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 352 Toni Morrison: Novelist
    • ENGL 366 The Carleton Miscellany (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 127 The Roaring Twenties & the Rough Thirties in U.S. History (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 211 Puritans, Sex and Slavery
    • HIST 216 History Beyond the Walls (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 222 Slavery in Film, Literature, and History (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 225 James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 226 U.S. Consumer Culture
    • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
    • HIST 304 Black Study and the University
    • HIST 306 American Wilderness (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 307 Advanced Wilderness Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 308 American Cities and Nature
    • HIST 320 The Progressive Era?
    • MUSC 115 Listening to the Movies
    • MUSC 126 America’s Music
    • MUSC 130 The History of Jazz
    • MUSC 131 The Blues From the Delta to Chicago (not offered in 2020-21)
    • MUSC 136 History of Rock (not offered in 2020-21)
    • MUSC 232 Golden Age of R & B
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • MUSC 332 Motown (not offered in 2020-21)
    • MUSC 341 Rock Lab and Lab (not offered in 2020-21)
    • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy
    • POSC 204 Media and Electoral Politics: 2020 United States Election
    • POSC 220 Politics and Political History in Film
    • POSC 355 Identity, Culture and Rights* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 357 Politics and Ambition* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • PSYC 384 Psychology of Prejudice
    • RELG 140 Religion and American Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 232 Queer Religion
    • RELG 249 Religion and American Public Life (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 344 Lived Religion in America (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 206 Critical Perspectives on Work in the Twenty-first Century
    • WGST 389 Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
  • America in the World (Migration, Borderlands, and Empire) How is the society and culture of the United States shaped by the historical and contemporary flows of people, goods and ideas from around the world? In turn, students will also focus on the various ways in which both colonial America and the United States have shaped the world. 
    • AMST 218 Asian American Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
    • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ECON 232 American Economic History: A Cliometric Approach (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 262 The Economics of Sports (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 264 Health Care Economics (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • ECON 273 Water and Western Economic Development (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EDUC 330 Refugee and Immigrant Experiences in Faribault, MN
    • EDUC 340 Race, Immigration, and Schools (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 221 “Moby-Dick” & Its Contexts
    • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 252 Caribbean Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 334 Postmodern American Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 128 Slavery and Universities: Past and Present
    • HIST 211 Puritans, Sex and Slavery
    • HIST 213 The Age of Hamilton (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 219 Black Revolutions in the Atlantic World
    • LING 288 The Structure of Dakota
    • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    • POSC 180 Global Politics & Local Communities (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 207 Global Decline of Democracy: Urban Revanchism and Popular Resistance (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 220 Politics and Political History in Film
    • POSC 231 American Foreign Policy (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
    • POSC 280 COVID-19 and Globalization
    • POSC 355 Identity, Culture and Rights* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 243 Native American Religious Freedom (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 249 Religion and American Public Life (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 289 Global Religions in Minnesota
    • SOAN 151 Global Minnesota: An Anthropology of Our State
    • SOAN 170 Investigating (In)Equality: Comparative Welfare States (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 263 Terrorism (not offered in 2020-21)