American Studies

Alex Lubin, Chairperson
Humanities 425
MSC03 2110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-3929

Professors
Alex Lubin, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
A. Gabriel Meléndez, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Associate Professors
David Correia, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Jennifer Denetdale, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Alyosha Goldstein, Ph.D., New York University
Rebecca Schreiber, Ph.D., Yale University
Michael Trujillo, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Irene Vasquez, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professors
Amy Brandzel, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Kathleen Holscher, Ph.D., Princeton University
Shanté Smalls, Ph.D., New York University
Antonio Tiongson, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Professors Emeriti
Vera Norwood, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Gerald Vizenor, Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley
M. Jane Young, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Introduction

American Studies is designed for the student interested in the interdisciplinary study of American culture. It encourages flexibility and innovation within a general structure of areas of interest, including but not limited to: Cultural Studies; Southwest Studies; Environment, Science and Technology; Popular Culture; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Race, Class and Ethnicity. The student works closely with an undergraduate advisor in putting together the major and must receive the advisor’s approval for all course work. Nine credit hours of courses in American Studies may overlap with Arts and Sciences group requirements.

Undergraduate advisor varies, contact department office.


Courses in American Studies (AMST) are categorized in areas of interest. The category for each course appears in parenthesis at the end of the course description according to the following legend:

General (G); Cultural Studies (C); Environment, Science, Technology (EST); Gender Studies (GS); Popular Culture (PC); Race, Class and Ethnicity (RCE); and Southwest Studies (SS).


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

AMST 180. Introduction to American Studies. (3)



AMST 182. Introduction to Environment, Science and Technology. (3)



AMST 183. Introduction to Gender Studies. (3)



AMST 184. Introduction to American Popular Culture. (3)



AMST 185. Introduction to Race, Class and Ethnicity. (3)



AMST 186. Introduction to Southwest Studies. (3)



AMST 200. Topics in American Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 201. Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies . (3)



AMST 251. The Chicano Experience in the United States. (3)



AMST 252. The Native American Experience. (3)



AMST 285. American Life and Thought. (3)



AMST 303. Law in the Political Community. (3)



AMST 309 / 509. Topics in Social Movements. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 310 / 510. Topics in Cultural Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 313. American Folklore and Folklife. (3)



AMST 314. Violin Making: Construction and Culture. (3 to a maximum of 15 Δ)



AMST 320. Topics in Environment, Science and Technology. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 323 / 523. Environmental Justice. (3)



AMST 330 / 530. Topics in Gender Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 332. Politics of Sex. (3)



AMST 332L. Politics of Sex Recitation. (1)



AMST 340. Topics in Popular Culture. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 341 / 541. Topics in Film. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 342. Television in American Culture. (3)



AMST 343. Urban Legends. (3)



AMST 350 / 550. Topics in Race, Class, Ethnicity. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 351. Blacks in the U.S. West. (3)



AMST 353. Race Relations in America. (3)



AMST 356 / 556. Topics in Native American Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 357 / 557. Topics in African-American Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 358 / 558. Topics in Latino/a Studies. (3)



AMST 360 / 560. Topics in Southwest Studies. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



AMST 363. Chicano/Latino Film. (3)



AMST 385. Theories and Methods of American Studies. (3)



AMST 422 / 522. The Atomic Bomb: Los Alamos to Hiroshima. (3)



AMST 485. Senior Seminar in the Culture of the United States. (3)



AMST 486. Senior Seminar in Southwest Studies. (3)



AMST 497. Individual Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



AMST *498. Internship. (1-6)



AMST 499. Honors Thesis. (3)



AMST 500. American Culture Study Seminar. (3)



AMST 508 / 308. Cultural Autobiography. (3)



AMST 509 / 309. Topics in Social Movements. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 510 / 310. Topics in Cultural Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 512. Transnational American Studies. (3)



AMST 517. Visual Culture. (3)



AMST 519. Topics in Cultural History. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 520. Topics in Environment, Science and Technology. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 522 / 422. The Atomic Bomb: Los Alamos to Hiroshima. (3)



AMST 523 / 323. Environmental Justice. (3)



AMST 530 / 330. Topics in Gender Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 540. Topics in Popular Culture. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 541 / 341. Topics in Film. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 550 / 350. Topics in Race, Class, Ethnicity. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 556 / 356. Topics in Native American Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 557 / 357. Topics in African-American Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 558 / 358. Topics in Latino/a Studies. (3)



AMST 560 / 360. Topics in Southwest Studies. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



AMST 597. Individual Study-Master's Degree. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



AMST 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



AMST 600. Research Methods. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 697. Individual Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



AMST 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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