American Studies

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

Professors
Alyosha Goldstein, Ph.D., New York University
Alex Lubin, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
A. Gabriel Meléndez, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Irene Vásquez, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Associate Professors
Amy Brandzel, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
David Correia, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Jennifer Denetdale, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Kathleen Holscher, Ph.D., Princeton University
Rebecca Schreiber, Ph.D., Yale University
Antonio Tiongson, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Michael Trujillo, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

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; Environmental and Social Justice; 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); Environmental and Social Justice (ESJ); Gender Studies (GS); Popular Culture (PC); Race, Class and Ethnicity (RCE); and Southwest Studies (SS).


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

AMST 182. Introduction to Environmental and Social Justice. (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, no limit Δ)



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



AMST 252. The Native American Experience. (3)



AMST 285. Perspectives in American Studies. (3)



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



AMST 309 / 509. Topics in Social Movements. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 310 / 510. Topics in Cultural Studies. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 311. Youth, Power and Social Movements. (3)



AMST 314. Violin Making: Construction and Culture. (3, may be repeated four times Δ)



AMST 320. Topics in Environmental and Social Justice. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 321. Science, Nature and Anxiety in the Zombie Films of George Romero. (3)



AMST 330 / 530. Topics in Gender Studies. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 340. Topics in Popular Culture. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 341 / 541. Topics in Film. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 343. Urban Legends. (3)



AMST 344. Growing up Catholic in America. (3)



AMST 345. Religion(s) in the American West. (3)



AMST 346. Religion in New Mexico. (3)



AMST 347. Catholicism in America. (3)



AMST 348. Hip Hop and Ya Don't Stop. (3)



AMST 350 / 550. Topics in Race, Class, Ethnicity. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



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



AMST 353. Race Relations in America. (3)



AMST 356 / 556. Topics in Native American Studies. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 357 / 557. Topics in African-American Studies. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



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



AMST 360 / 560. Topics in Southwest Studies. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 363. Chicano/Latino Film. (3)



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



AMST 468. Navajo Expressive Culture. (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 501. Theories and Methods in American Studies. (3)



AMST 502. Research Methods Practicum. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 509 / 309. Topics in Social Movements. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 510 / 310. Topics in Cultural Studies. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 511. Social Movements. (3)



AMST 512. Transnational American Studies. (3)



AMST 513. Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism. (3)



AMST 517. Visual Culture. (3)



AMST 519. Topics in Cultural History. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 520. Topics in Environmental and Social Justice. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 523. Environmentalism of the Poor. (3)



AMST 530 / 330. Topics in Gender Studies. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 540. Topics in Popular Culture. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 541 / 341. Topics in Film. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



AMST 550 / 350. Topics in Race, Class, Ethnicity. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 552. Colonialism and Decolonization. (3)



AMST 556 / 356. Topics in Native American Studies. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



AMST 557 / 357. Topics in African-American Studies. (3, may be repeated once Δ)



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



AMST 560 / 360. Topics in Southwest Studies. (3, may be repeated twice 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 697. Individual Study. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



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