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 (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 125 African American History I: From Africa to the Civil War
  • HIST 126 African American History II
  • POSC 272 Constitutional Law II

One-term survey courses:

  • AMST 254 The 1930s: Social and Cultural Impact of the Great Depression (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ARTH 160 American Art to 1940 (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 117 African American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 120 American Short Stories (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 215 Modern American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
  • MUSC 126 America’s Music
  • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
  • RELG 140 Religion and American Culture (not offered in 2022-23)

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 2022-23)
    • AMST 130 Latinx Social Movements: From Bandits to the Young Lords (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 204 What’s Race Got To Do With It?: Constructing Communities that Discard Lives (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 214 Music in the 1970s (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 222 Indigenous Film
    • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 231 Contemporary Indigenous Activism (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 238 9/11 and the War on Terror in American Culture
    • AMST 244 Approaches to Indigenous Studies (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 248 Confine and Detain: The Carceral State in America
    • AMST 267 Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia: Suburbia in Fiction and Scholarship (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 269 Woodstock Nation (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 325 Labor and Identity in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ECON 262 The Economics of Sports
    • EDUC 330 Refugee and Immigrant Experiences in Faribault, MN (not offered in 2022-23)
    • EDUC 338 Multicultural Education
    • EDUC 340 Race, Immigration, and Schools
    • EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 117 African American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands
    • ENGL 230 Studies in African American Literature: From the 1950s to the Present
    • ENGL 233 Writing and Social Justice (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 234 Literature of the American South (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 239 Democracy: Politics, Race, & Sex in Nineteenth Century American Novels (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
    • ENGL 248 Visions of California (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 252 Caribbean Fiction (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 253 Food Writing: History, Culture, Practice
    • ENGL 258 Playwrights of Color: Taking the Stage
    • ENGL 352 Toni Morrison: Novelist (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENTS 210 Environmental Justice
    • GWSS 235 Gender & Sexuality of Migration
    • GWSS 250 Politics of Reproductive Justice
    • GWSS 265 Black Feminist Thought (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 289 Pleasure, Intimacy, Violence (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
    • HIST 116 Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 125 African American History I: From Africa to the Civil War
    • HIST 126 African American History II
    • HIST 127 The Roaring Twenties & the Rough Thirties in U.S. History (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 203 American Indian Education (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 211 Revolts and Resistance in Early America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 212 The Era of the American Revolution
    • HIST 214 Sport and the Color Line (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 218 Black Women’s History (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 225 James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 228 Civil Rights and Black Power
    • HIST 275 Latin American Immigration to the US
    • HIST 301 Indigenous Histories at Carleton (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 316 Presenting America’s Founding (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 126 America’s Music
    • MUSC 130 The History of Jazz (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 131 The Blues From the Delta to Chicago (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 136 History of Rock
    • MUSC 232 Golden Age of R & B (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    • POSC 202 Tools of National Power: Statecraft and Diplomatic Power (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 204 How American Campaigns and Elections Work (and Don’t Work)
    • POSC 218 Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
    • POSC 272 Constitutional Law II
    • POSC 273 Race and Politics in the U.S.
    • POSC 275 Black Radical Political Thought, 1919-1969 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 302 Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations*
    • POSC 306 Identity Politics and Group Behavior in America*
    • POSC 339 LGBTQ Politics in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 355 Identity, Culture and Rights* (not offered in 2022-23)
    • PSYC 384 Psychology of Prejudice
    • RELG 100 American Pilgrimages
    • RELG 220 Justice and Responsibility
    • RELG 239 Religion & American Landscape (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 285 Islam in America: Race, Religion and Politics (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 151 Global Minnesota: An Anthropology of Our State (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 206 Critical Perspectives on Work in the Twenty-first Century (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 225 Social Movements (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 272 Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the United States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 278 Urban Ethnography and the American Experience
    • SOAN 288 Diversity, Democracy, Inequality in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 310 Sociology of Mass Incarceration
    • SOAN 325 Sociology of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction (not offered in 2022-23)
    • THEA 227 Theatre for Social Change
  • 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 100 Walt Whitman’s New York City
    • AMST 130 Latinx Social Movements: From Bandits to the Young Lords (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 222 Indigenous Film
    • AMST 231 Contemporary Indigenous Activism (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 248 Confine and Detain: The Carceral State in America
    • AMST 254 The 1930s: Social and Cultural Impact of the Great Depression (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 256 Walt Whitman’s New York (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 267 Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia: Suburbia in Fiction and Scholarship (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 269 Woodstock Nation (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 325 Labor and Identity in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
    • CAMS 270 Nonfiction
    • ECON 264 Health Care Economics
    • ECON 270 Economics of the Public Sector
    • ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • EDUC 245 The History of American School Reform (not offered in 2022-23)
    • EDUC 250 Fixing Schools: Politics and Policy in American Education (not offered in 2022-23)
    • EDUC 330 Refugee and Immigrant Experiences in Faribault, MN (not offered in 2022-23)
    • EDUC 340 Race, Immigration, and Schools
    • ENGL 230 Studies in African American Literature: From the 1950s to the Present
    • ENGL 233 Writing and Social Justice (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 239 Democracy: Politics, Race, & Sex in Nineteenth Century American Novels (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
    • ENTS 210 Environmental Justice
    • ENTS 307 Wilderness Field Studies: Grand Canyon (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 150 Working Sex: Commercial Sexual Cultures (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 212 Foundations of LGBTQ Studies
    • GWSS 235 Gender & Sexuality of Migration
    • GWSS 250 Politics of Reproductive Justice
    • GWSS 265 Black Feminist Thought (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 289 Pleasure, Intimacy, Violence (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 334 Feminist Theory (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Schooling Sex: History of Sex Education & Instruction (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 116 Intro to Indigenous Histories, 1887-present (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 125 African American History I: From Africa to the Civil War
    • HIST 126 African American History II
    • HIST 127 The Roaring Twenties & the Rough Thirties in U.S. History (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 205 American Environmental History
    • HIST 212 The Era of the American Revolution
    • HIST 213 Politics and Protest in the New Nation
    • HIST 214 Sport and the Color Line (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 220 From Blackface to Blaxploitation: Black History and/in Film
    • HIST 226 U.S. Consumer Culture
    • HIST 228 Civil Rights and Black Power
    • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
    • HIST 230 Black Americans and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIST 275 Latin American Immigration to the US
    • HIST 301 Indigenous Histories at Carleton (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 306 American Wilderness (not offered in 2022-23)
    • 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 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    • POSC 202 Tools of National Power: Statecraft and Diplomatic Power (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 204 How American Campaigns and Elections Work (and Don’t Work)
    • POSC 209 Money and Politics (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 210 Misinformation, Political Rumors, and Conspiracy Theories
    • POSC 213 Psychology of Mass Political Behavior (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 216 Politics in the Post-Truth Society (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 218 Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 220 Politics and Political History in Film (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 231 American Foreign Policy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 240 At the Corner of Broadway and Main Street: The Contrasting Politics of Northfield and the Twin Cities
    • POSC 266 Urban Political Economy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 269 I Did My Own Research: Information and Political Division in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
    • POSC 272 Constitutional Law II
    • POSC 273 Race and Politics in the U.S.
    • POSC 275 Black Radical Political Thought, 1919-1969 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 302 Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations*
    • POSC 306 Identity Politics and Group Behavior in America*
    • POSC 315 Polarization, Parties, and Power* (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 339 LGBTQ Politics in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 130 Native American Religions
    • RELG 140 Religion and American Culture (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 219 Religious Law, Il/Legal Religions (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 220 Justice and Responsibility
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 206 Critical Perspectives on Work in the Twenty-first Century (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 225 Social Movements (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 252 Growing up in an Aging Society
    • SOAN 263 Terrorism (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 272 Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the United States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 288 Diversity, Democracy, Inequality in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 310 Sociology of Mass Incarceration
    • SOAN 314 Contemporary Issues in Critical Criminology (not offered in 2022-23)
    • THEA 227 Theatre for Social Change
  • 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 100 Walt Whitman’s New York City
    • AMST 204 What’s Race Got To Do With It?: Constructing Communities that Discard Lives (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 214 Music in the 1970s (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 230 The American Sublime: Landscape, Character & National Destiny in Nineteenth Century America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 240 The Midwest and the American Imagination (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 248 Confine and Detain: The Carceral State in America
    • AMST 256 Walt Whitman’s New York (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 267 Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia: Suburbia in Fiction and Scholarship (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 287 California Program: California Art and Visual Culture
    • AMST 325 Labor and Identity in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 171 History of Photography
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 265 European Architectural Studies Program: Urban Planning in Europe (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • 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 2022-23)
    • ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • EDUC 338 Multicultural Education
    • EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 221 “Moby-Dick” & Race: Whiteness and the Whale (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands
    • ENGL 234 Literature of the American South (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 236 American Nature Writing (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 247 The American West (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 248 Visions of California (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 253 Food Writing: History, Culture, Practice
    • ENGL 288 California Program: The Literature of California
    • ENGL 329 The City in American Literature
    • ENGL 332 Faulkner, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 352 Toni Morrison: Novelist (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENTS 210 Environmental Justice
    • ENTS 307 Wilderness Field Studies: Grand Canyon (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 126 African American History II
    • HIST 203 American Indian Education (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 205 American Environmental History
    • HIST 228 Civil Rights and Black Power
    • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
    • HIST 301 Indigenous Histories at Carleton (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 306 American Wilderness (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 308 American Cities and Nature
    • HIST 316 Presenting America’s Founding (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 115 Listening to the Movies
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • POSC 218 Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 240 At the Corner of Broadway and Main Street: The Contrasting Politics of Northfield and the Twin Cities
    • POSC 273 Race and Politics in the U.S.
    • POSC 302 Subordinated Politics and Intergroup Relations*
    • RELG 100 American Pilgrimages
    • RELG 130 Native American Religions
    • RELG 239 Religion & American Landscape (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 151 Global Minnesota: An Anthropology of Our State (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 206 Critical Perspectives on Work in the Twenty-first Century (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 252 Growing up in an Aging Society
    • SOAN 272 Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the United States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 278 Urban Ethnography and the American Experience
    • SOAN 310 Sociology of Mass Incarceration
  • 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 100 Walt Whitman’s New York City
    • AMST 204 What’s Race Got To Do With It?: Constructing Communities that Discard Lives (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 214 Music in the 1970s (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 222 Indigenous Film
    • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 230 The American Sublime: Landscape, Character & National Destiny in Nineteenth Century America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 238 9/11 and the War on Terror in American Culture
    • AMST 240 The Midwest and the American Imagination (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 254 The 1930s: Social and Cultural Impact of the Great Depression (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 256 Walt Whitman’s New York (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 269 Woodstock Nation (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 171 History of Photography
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • CAMS 187 Cult Television and Fan Cultures (not offered in 2022-23)
    • CAMS 215 American Television History (not offered in 2022-23)
    • CAMS 216 American Cinema of the 1970s (not offered in 2022-23)
    • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
    • CAMS 258 Feminist and Queer Media
    • CAMS 270 Nonfiction
    • CAMS 340 Television Studies Seminar
    • CGSC 386 Adolescent Cognitive Development: Developing an Identity and Life Plans (not offered in 2022-23)
    • DANC 266 Reading The Dancing Body (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ECON 262 The Economics of Sports
    • EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 113 Horror Fiction (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 117 African American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 120 American Short Stories (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 212 Nineteenth-Century American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 215 Modern American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 221 “Moby-Dick” & Race: Whiteness and the Whale (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands
    • ENGL 230 Studies in African American Literature: From the 1950s to the Present
    • ENGL 233 Writing and Social Justice (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 234 Literature of the American South (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 236 American Nature Writing (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 239 Democracy: Politics, Race, & Sex in Nineteenth Century American Novels (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
    • ENGL 247 The American West (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 248 Visions of California (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 253 Food Writing: History, Culture, Practice
    • ENGL 258 Playwrights of Color: Taking the Stage
    • ENGL 332 Faulkner, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 352 Toni Morrison: Novelist (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 366 The Carleton Miscellany (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENTS 307 Wilderness Field Studies: Grand Canyon (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 150 Working Sex: Commercial Sexual Cultures (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Schooling Sex: History of Sex Education & Instruction (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 127 The Roaring Twenties & the Rough Thirties in U.S. History (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 211 Revolts and Resistance in Early America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 220 From Blackface to Blaxploitation: Black History and/in Film
    • HIST 225 James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 226 U.S. Consumer Culture
    • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
    • HIST 306 American Wilderness (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 308 American Cities and Nature
    • HIST 316 Presenting America’s Founding (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 320 The Progressive Era?
    • MUSC 115 Listening to the Movies
    • MUSC 126 America’s Music
    • MUSC 130 The History of Jazz (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 131 The Blues From the Delta to Chicago (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 136 History of Rock
    • MUSC 232 Golden Age of R & B (not offered in 2022-23)
    • MUSC 246 Music in Racism and Antiracism
    • MUSC 247 1950s/60s American Folk Music Revival
    • MUSC 341 Rock Lab and Lab (not offered in 2022-23)
    • PHIL 228 Freedom and Alienation in Black American Philosophy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 204 How American Campaigns and Elections Work (and Don’t Work)
    • POSC 216 Politics in the Post-Truth Society (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 220 Politics and Political History in Film (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 355 Identity, Culture and Rights* (not offered in 2022-23)
    • PSYC 384 Psychology of Prejudice
    • RELG 140 Religion and American Culture (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 232 Queer Religions (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 249 Religion and American Public Life (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 285 Islam in America: Race, Religion and Politics (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 344 Lived Religion in America
    • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 252 Growing up in an Aging Society
    • THEA 227 Theatre for Social Change
  • 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 225 Beauty and Race in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • AMST 238 9/11 and the War on Terror in American Culture
    • AMST 240 The Midwest and the American Imagination (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ECON 262 The Economics of Sports
    • ECON 264 Health Care Economics
    • ECON 271 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • EDUC 330 Refugee and Immigrant Experiences in Faribault, MN (not offered in 2022-23)
    • EDUC 340 Race, Immigration, and Schools
    • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 221 “Moby-Dick” & Race: Whiteness and the Whale (not offered in 2022-23)
    • ENGL 235 Asian American Literature
    • ENGL 252 Caribbean Fiction (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 150 Working Sex: Commercial Sexual Cultures (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 235 Gender & Sexuality of Migration
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 211 Revolts and Resistance in Early America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • HIST 213 Politics and Protest in the New Nation
    • HIST 275 Latin American Immigration to the US
    • POSC 122 Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    • POSC 216 Politics in the Post-Truth Society (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 220 Politics and Political History in Film (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 231 American Foreign Policy (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 269 I Did My Own Research: Information and Political Division in America (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 271 Constitutional Law I
    • POSC 274 Globalization, Pandemics, and Human Security (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 280 COVID-19 and Globalization (not offered in 2022-23)
    • POSC 355 Identity, Culture and Rights* (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 243 Native American Religious Freedom
    • RELG 249 Religion and American Public Life (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 285 Islam in America: Race, Religion and Politics (not offered in 2022-23)
    • RELG 289 Global Religions in Minnesota (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 151 Global Minnesota: An Anthropology of Our State (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 170 Investigating (In)Equality: Comparative Welfare States (not offered in 2022-23)
    • SOAN 263 Terrorism (not offered in 2022-23)