Courses

Courses

  • AM ST 500 THEORY AND METHODS (3) Introduction to graduate work in American Studies through exploration of the approaches, materials, and interpretations of the field.
  • AM ST 502 PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN STUDIES (3 – 6) A variable-content course, addressed each term to a specific problem, topic, or period in American culture.
  • AM ST 510 U.S. LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3) Studies exploring the relationship between literature and culture in American Studies
  • AM ST 511 PIVOTAL BOOKS (3 – 9 per semester) Exploration of a number of books which have been particularly influential in shaping thinking about American civilization.
  • AM ST 520 TOPICS IN POPULAR CULTURE (3) A detailed exploration of aspects of American popular culture, including the relationship to society and scholarship.
  • AM ST 530 TOPICS IN AMERICAN FOLKLORE (3) A detailed exploration of aspects of folklore and folklife in America.
  • AM ST 531 MATERIAL CULTURE AND FOLKLIFE (3) A detailed investigation of American material culture and folklife.
  • AM ST 533 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (3 – 9 per semester) Detailed investigation of specific topics in eighteenth-century American civilization.
  • AM ST 534 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (3 – 9 per semester) Representative interdisciplinary investigation of social, historical, economic, and aesthetic forces predominant in nineteenth-century America.
  • AM ST 535 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (3 – 9 per semester) Detailed investigation of specific periods or topics in twentieth-century American civilization.
  • AM ST 536 AMERICAN CIVILIZATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (3 – 9 per semester) Detailed interpretation of specific topics in twenty-first century American civilization.
  • AM ST 540 ETHNOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY (3) Ethnographic theories, methods, and case studies emphasizing current controversies and new strategies in field work.
  • AM ST 550 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HERITAGE (3) A study of the ways that Americans use and understand heritage in public settings.
  • AM ST 551 SEMINAR IN LOCAL AND REGIONAL STUDIES (3) Detailed investigation of local and regional historical themes and topics, emphasizing research methods.
  • AM ST 560 SEMINAR IN RACE AND ETHNICITY (3). Studies exploring issues of race and ethnicity in America.
  • AM ST 561 SEMINAR IN GENDER AND CULTURE (3) Thematic study of gender issues in American history and culture.
  • AM ST 570 TOPICS IN AMERICAN ART (1 – 6 per semester) Various themes within the American arts will be explored under this rubric.
  • AM ST 575 MUSEUM INTERNSHIP (3) A supervised museum internship experience featuring a "hands on" introduction into aspects of the curatorial profession.
  • AM ST 579 READINGS IN AMERICAN STUDIES (3 – 9 per semester). Directed readings in selected areas of American Studies. Prerequisite: AM ST 500
  • AM ST 590 COLLOQUIUM (1 – 3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
  • AM ST 591 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN STUDIES (3) An advanced seminar covering particular themes and issues in American Studies. Prerequisite: AMSTD 500
  • AM ST 592 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN AMERICAN STUDIES (3) Field projects and study tours to off-campus sites using American Studies methodologies.
  • AM ST 594 RESEARCH TOPICS ( 1 – 15) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
  • AM ST 595. INTERNSHIP (1 – 18). Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Prerequisite: AM ST 500
  • AM ST 596 INDIVIDUAL STUDIES (1 – 9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
  • AM ST 597 SPECIAL TOPICS (1 – 9)
  • AM ST 600 THESIS (1 – 6) Capstone academic research project, evidence by major scholarly paper.
  • AM ST 601. PH.D. DISSERTATION PREPARATION FULL-TIME (0). Activity consisting solely of work on the completion of research and writing of the dissertation.
  • AM ST 602. SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE TEACHING (1 – 3). Supervised experience in teaching and orientation to other selected aspects of the profession at The Pennsylvania State University. Prerequisite: AM ST 500.
  • AM ST 610. PH.D. DISSERTATION RESEARCH OFF-CAMPUS (1 – 15). Course for post-comprehensive candidates conducting dissertation research off-campus.
  • AM ST 611. PH.D. DISSERTATION PREPARATION PART-TIME (0). Activity consisting partly of work on the completion of research and writing of the dissertation.

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