American Studies Major

Accepted students are expected to successfully complete 10 courses in a well-integrated program to be worked out individually in consultation with the program director.

CourseTitleCredits
Major Requirements
AMST 2000MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN AMERICAN CULTURE (ideally in the sophomore year)4
AMST 4010APPROACHES TO AMERICAN STUDIES4
AMST 4500THE SENIOR SEMINAR4
Concentration
Select four courses in one of three concentrations
Multidisciplinary Diversity
See below 1
Electives
Select three electives 2
1

These courses are not additional requirements above the courses described above; rather, they govern the distribution of courses taken to complete concentration and open elective requirements. 

2

Any course with the AMST subject code or the AMST attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

Concentrations

The three possible areas of concentration are:

  1. Cultural Products: the arts, literature, thought and media. This concentration focuses on American literature, arts, media, and thought, examining their history and place in American culture and society. Students take courses in literature, film, media, music, the visual arts, the performing arts, popular culture, philosophy, and intellectual history.
  2. Diversity and Difference: This concentration takes up the problem of American social and cultural pluralism. Students will consider the place of such categories as race, ethnicity, class, gender, and religion in American history. Students will most likely take courses in literature, philosophy, African American studies, Latino studies, history, political science, urban studies, women’s studies, religion, American Catholic studies, and sociology.
  3. Power, Politics, and Institutions: This concentration focuses on American society and institutions, such as politics and religion. Students will primarily take courses in political science, history, sociology, Latino studies, American Catholic studies, African American studies, and urban studies.

Four courses are required in a concentration.

Courses fulfilling the Cultural products concentration

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 3036GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES4
AFAM 3112THE SIXTIES4
AFAM 3134FROM ROCK-N-ROLL TO HIP-HOP4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3630HARLEM CENTURY4
AFAM 3637BLACK FEMINISM: THEORY AND EXPRESSION4
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
AFAM 4896FEELING THE FUNK4
AMCS 3150CATHOLICS AND POPULAR CULTURE4
AMCS 3333AMERICAN CATHOLIC FICTIONS4
AMST 3610SPECIAL TOPICS: WOMEN AND AMERICAN COMEDY4
ANTH 2700YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD4
ANTH 3510MUSEUMS: CULTURES ON DISPLAY4
ARHI 2520AMERICAN ART4
COLI 3522STRANGE MEMORIES, STRANGE DESIRES4
COLI 3912LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS4
COMC 2258MYTH AND SYMBOL OF AMERICAN CHARACTER4
COMC 3235POPULAR MUSIC AS COMMUNICATION4
COMC 3272HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ADVERTISING4
COMC 3330PEACE, JUSTICE, AND THE MEDIA4
COMC 3370ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIA4
COMC 4279MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE4
DTEM 1402DIGITAL CULTURES4
DTEM 3476SOCIAL MEDIA4
DTEM 4480DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY4
ENGL 3058WRITING AUTOBIOGRAPHY4
ENGL 3325SLAVERY AND 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE4
ENGL 3333CAPTIVES, CANNIBALS AND REBELS: (ADVANCED LITERATURE CORE)4
ENGL 3336EARLY AMERICAN NOVEL4
ENGL 3359ASIAN DIASPORIC LITERATURES4
ENGL 3438AMERICAN MODERNISM4
ENGL 3467DISOBEDIENCE IN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3584EARLY CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3625EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 362920TH CENTURY AFRO-AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3649WOMEN’S LITERATURE, AMERICAN TRAGEDY4
ENGL 3652NEW WAVE IMMIGRANT LITERATURE4
ENGL 3653MAJOR AMERICAN AUTHORS: (Advanced Literature Core)4
ENGL 3655THE ART OF CAPTIVITY4
ENGL 3701AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS4
ENGL 3841CONTEMPORARY FICTION4
ENGL 3919WRITING WHITENESS4
ENGL 3930INTRODUCTION TO GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 4010AMERICAN CRIME STORIES4
ENGL 4121NEW YORK CITY IN FICTION4
FITV 1601UNDERSTANDING TELEVISION4
FITV 2547FILM AND GENDER4
FITV 3545FILM AND TELEVISION OF HITCHCOCK4
FITV 3553HOLLYWOOD GENRES4
FITV 3571SCIENCE FICTION IN FILM AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3578AMERICAN FILM COMEDY4
FITV 3579MOVIES AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCE4
FITV 3678TELEVISION COMEDY AND AMERICAN VALUES4
FITV 4570FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE4
HIST 3822U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY4
HIST 4005AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY: HISTORY AND ART4
JOUR 3769HISTORY OF TELEVISION AND RADIO NEWS4
JOUR 4766TELEVISION NEWS INNOVATORS4
JOUR 4767HISTORY OF WOMEN'S MAGAZINES4
LALS 3344CRIME, LITERATURE, AND LATINOS4
MLAL 3701VILLAINS, VAMPS AND VAMPIRES: AN INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CINEMA4
MUSC 2022BROADWAY MUSICALS4
MUSC 2031ROCK AND POP MUSIC SINCE WORLD WAR II4
SOCI 2960POPULAR CULTURE4
SPAN 3070THE LATIN-AMERICAN URBAN CHRONICLE4
SPAN 3500LITERATURE OF DISCOVERY4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
THEA 4045YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK4
THEO 3375AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TEXTS3

Courses fulfilling the Diversity and Difference concentration

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
AFAM 3002AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II4
AFAM 3030AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN4
AFAM 3036GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES4
AFAM 3071AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
AFAM 3102THE BLACK FAMILY4
AFAM 3112THE SIXTIES4
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
AFAM 3120BLACK RELIGION AND BLACK POLITICS4
AFAM 3134FROM ROCK-N-ROLL TO HIP-HOP4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3637BLACK FEMINISM: THEORY AND EXPRESSION4
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
AFAM 4000AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM4
AFAM 4896FEELING THE FUNK4
AMCS 3340CATHOLICISM AND DEMOCRACY4
AMST 3610SPECIAL TOPICS: WOMEN AND AMERICAN COMEDY4
ANTH 2700YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD4
ANTH 3180ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS: CULTURES OF NEW YORK CITY4
ANTH 3354RACE, IDENTITY, AND GLOBALIZATION4
COLI 3522STRANGE MEMORIES, STRANGE DESIRES4
COMC 3232CLASS, TASTE, AND MASS CULTURE4
COMC 3247RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN MEDIA4
COMC 3272HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ADVERTISING4
ECON 3580ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY4
ENGL 3325SLAVERY AND 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE4
ENGL 3359ASIAN DIASPORIC LITERATURES4
ENGL 3584EARLY CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 362920TH CENTURY AFRO-AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3649WOMEN’S LITERATURE, AMERICAN TRAGEDY4
ENGL 3652NEW WAVE IMMIGRANT LITERATURE4
ENGL 3701AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS4
ENGL 3919WRITING WHITENESS4
ENGL 3930INTRODUCTION TO GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE4
HIST 3653GENDER IN EARLY AMERICA4
HIST 3806U.S. IMMIGRATION/ETHNICITY4
HIST 3826MODERN US WOMEN'S HISTORY4
HIST 3838HISTORY OF U.S. SEXUALITY4
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3991THE AMERICAN INDIAN4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
LALS 3344CRIME, LITERATURE, AND LATINOS4
MAND 2670ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS4
MLAL 3701VILLAINS, VAMPS AND VAMPIRES: AN INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CINEMA4
PHIL 3720AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 3722NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
PSYC 3600MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 3140OLD AND NEW MINORITIES IN THE U.S.4
SOCI 3300"RACE" AND "MIXED RACE"4
SOCI 3401GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3418CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
SOCI 3456MODERN AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS4
SOCI 3506DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN FAMILIES4
SOCI 3720MASS INCARCERATION4
SOCI 4400GENDER, BODIES, AND SEXUALITY4
SOCI 4961URBAN ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 4970COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION4
SPAN 3500LITERATURE OF DISCOVERY4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
THEA 4045YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK4
THEO 3876MUSLIMS IN AMERICA4
WGSS 3000GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES4

Courses fulfilling the Power, Politics, and Institutions concentration

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
AFAM 3002AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY II4
AFAM 3030AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN4
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 3071AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
AFAM 3102THE BLACK FAMILY4
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
AFAM 3120BLACK RELIGION AND BLACK POLITICS4
AFAM 3138NONVIOLENT PROTEST4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 4000AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM4
AFAM 4600AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LAW4
AMCS 3200AMERICAN AND CATHOLIC4
AMCS 3340CATHOLICISM AND DEMOCRACY4
AMST 2800AMERICAN LEGAL REASONING4
ANTH 3180ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS: CULTURES OF NEW YORK CITY4
ANTH 3354RACE, IDENTITY, AND GLOBALIZATION4
ANTH 3510MUSEUMS: CULTURES ON DISPLAY4
ANTH 3725CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE4
CISC 4650CYBERSPACE: ISSUES AND ETHICS4
COLI 4206COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN REVOLUTION4
COMC 3232CLASS, TASTE, AND MASS CULTURE4
COMC 3247RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN MEDIA4
COMC 3268MEDIA AND NATIONAL IDENTITY4
COMC 3272HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ADVERTISING4
COMC 3330PEACE, JUSTICE, AND THE MEDIA4
COMC 3370ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIA4
COMC 3374MEDIA EFFECTS4
COMC 3375CHILDREN AND MEDIA4
COMC 4279MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE4
COMC 4360COMMUNICATION ETHICS AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE4
DTEM 1402DIGITAL CULTURES4
DTEM 4480DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY4
ECON 3453LAW AND ECONOMICS4
ECON 3580ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY4
ECON 3850ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS4
ECON 4110ETHICS AND ECONOMICS4
FITV 2659THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY4
HIST 3102WORKER IN AMERICAN LIFE4
HIST 3566WAR AND IMPERIALISM4
HIST 3653GENDER IN EARLY AMERICA4
HIST 3655WITCHCRAFT IN COLONIAL AMERICA4
HIST 3657AMERICAN CONSTITUTION4
HIST 3752COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST 3753CIVIL WAR ERA: 1861-18774
HIST 3757THE AMERICAN SOUTH4
HIST 3775THE EARLY REPUBLIC4
HIST 3780THE ERA OF THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST 3795U.S. BETWEEN WARS: 1919-19414
HIST 3806U.S. IMMIGRATION/ETHNICITY4
HIST 3826MODERN US WOMEN'S HISTORY4
HIST 3838HISTORY OF U.S. SEXUALITY4
HIST 385220TH CENTURY U.S. RADICALISM4
HIST 3857AMERICA SINCE 19454
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3990NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY4
HIST 3991THE AMERICAN INDIAN4
HIST 3992CAPITALISM4
HIST 4510CONQUEST, CONVERSION, CONSCIENCE4
HIST 4652SEMINAR: AMERICA AT WAR4
HIST 4933SEMINAR: COLD WAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY4
HPRH 2052CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT3
IRST 3412IRISH AMERICA4
JOUR 3760THE JOURNALIST AND THE LAW4
JOUR 4750VALUES IN THE NEWS4
JOUR 4766TELEVISION NEWS INNOVATORS4
MAND 2670ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS4
PHIL 4302ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & ETHICS4
PJST 4990CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND JUSTICE CREATION4
POSC 2102INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLITICS4
POSC 2205THE U.S. CONGRESS4
POSC 3121NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
POSC 3209CONSTITUTIONAL LAW4
POSC 3210CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES4
POSC 3217THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY4
POSC 3228CIVIL RIGHTS4
POSC 3231JUDICIAL POLITICS4
POSC 3307ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS4
POSC 3309WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3321AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY4
POSC 3404AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3527UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONS4
POSC 3645POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
POSC 4210SEMINAR: STATE, FAMILY, AND SOCIETY4
POSC 4215SEMINAR: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS4
POSC 4315SEMINAR: POLARIZATION IN AMERICAN POLITICS4
PSYC 4340LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCI 1025SOCIOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE3
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2701INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE4
SOCI 2925MEDIA, CRIME, SEX, AND VIOLENCE4
SOCI 2960POPULAR CULTURE4
SOCI 3017INEQUALITY IN AMERICA4
SOCI 3102CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 3110GLOBAL CONFLICT: WARS/RELIGION4
SOCI 3140OLD AND NEW MINORITIES IN THE U.S.4
SOCI 3255SOCIOLOGY OF MEDIA4
SOCI 3300"RACE" AND "MIXED RACE"4
SOCI 3401GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3415DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION4
SOCI 3418CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
SOCI 3456MODERN AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS4
SOCI 3601URBAN POVERTY4
SOCI 3602URBAN SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3708LAW AND SOCIETY4
SOCI 3710VIOLENCE AND POLITICS4
SOCI 3711AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS4
SOCI 3713CRIMINOLOGY4
SOCI 3714TERRORISM AND SOCIETY4
SOCI 3720MASS INCARCERATION4
SOCI 4004Art Worlds: Anthropology and Sociology Perspectives4
SOCI 4961URBAN ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 4970COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION4
SOCI 4971DILEMMAS OF THE MODERN SELF4
THEO 3375AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TEXTS3
THEO 3874RELIGION IN AMERICA4
THEO 3876MUSLIMS IN AMERICA4
THEO 3993WARTIME RELIGION IN U.S. HISTORY4
THEO 3995RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF4
THEO 4025FUTURE OF MARRIAGE 21ST CENTURY4
THEO 4411RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND NEW MEDIA4
THEO 4600RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE4
WGSS 3000GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES4

Multidisciplinary Diversity

Students will also be required to demonstrate multidisciplinary diversity. Courses taken to fulfill concentration and open elective requirements must include one course in each of the following four areas:

  • American literature
  • American art, music, theatre, or media
  • American religion or philosophy
  • American history or social science

These are not additional requirements above the 10 described above; they are rules governing the distribution of courses taken to complete concentration and open elective requirements. These courses include the following:

American literature courses

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 3162VALUE IN BLACK AND WHITE DRAMA4
AFAM 3632HARLEM RENAISSANCE4
AFAM 3637BLACK FEMINISM: THEORY AND EXPRESSION4
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
AMCS 3320THE WRITING IRISH4
AMCS 3333AMERICAN CATHOLIC FICTIONS4
AMCS 3355AMERICAN CATHOLIC NOVEL4
AMCS 3359AMERICAN CATHOLIC WOMEN WRITERS4
AMCS 3982CATHOLIC STUDIES SEMINAR II4
COLI 3450THE CITY IN LITERATURE AND ART4
COLI 3522STRANGE MEMORIES, STRANGE DESIRES4
COLI 3531UNHAPPY FAMILIES4
COLI 369120C AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN WOMEN4
COLI 3912LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS4
ENGL 3058WRITING AUTOBIOGRAPHY4
ENGL 3325SLAVERY AND 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE4
ENGL 3333CAPTIVES, CANNIBALS AND REBELS: (ADVANCED LITERATURE CORE)4
ENGL 3357ASIAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE 14
ENGL 3359ASIAN DIASPORIC LITERATURES4
ENGL 3436AMERICAN DREAM IN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3438AMERICAN MODERNISM4
ENGL 3467DISOBEDIENCE IN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3584EARLY CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3601AMERICAN NOVEL I4
ENGL 3602AMERICAN DREAMS4
ENGL 3603AMERICAN RENAISSANCE4
ENGL 3604AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 18704
ENGL 3605CIVIL WAR AND AMERICAN MEMORY4
ENGL 3607BLACK AND WHITE IN AMERICAN FICTION4
ENGL 3609FEMINISM AND AMERICAN POETRY4
ENGL 3611MODERN AMERICAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY4
ENGL 3612ACTING AMERICAN4
ENGL 3613MODERN AMERICAN NOVELS4
ENGL 3614AMERICAN NOIR4
ENGL 3615GENRE FICTION: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
ENGL 3617AMERICAN SHORT STORY4
ENGL 3620ORDINARINESS4
ENGL 3624MELVILLE4
ENGL 3625EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3628BLACK AUTOBIOGRAPHIES4
ENGL 362920TH CENTURY AFRO-AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3630BLACK AMERICAN ICONS4
ENGL 3631CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION4
ENGL 3632POSTMODERN FICTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE4
ENGL 3636INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3640JAMES BALDWIN4
ENGL 3649WOMEN’S LITERATURE, AMERICAN TRAGEDY4
ENGL 3650STAYIN' ALIVE: PRESENTATIONS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN 1970S US LITERATURE AND FILM4
ENGL 3652NEW WAVE IMMIGRANT LITERATURE4
ENGL 3653MAJOR AMERICAN AUTHORS: (Advanced Literature Core)4
ENGL 3655THE ART OF CAPTIVITY4
ENGL 3657AMERICAN WRITERS IN ITALY4
ENGL 3665COMING OF AGE: ASIAN AMERICANS4
ENGL 3673POSTMODERN LITERATURE AND CULTURE4
ENGL 3680ONE BIG BOOK4
ENGL 3691BLACK ATLANTIC LITERATURE: IMAGINING FREEDOM4
ENGL 3701AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS4
ENGL 3841CONTEMPORARY FICTION4
ENGL 3916ANIMALS IN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3919WRITING WHITENESS4
ENGL 3930INTRODUCTION TO GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 4010AMERICAN CRIME STORIES4
ENGL 4113SEMINAR: WRITING WHITENESS4
ENGL 4119SEMINAR: GOD AND MONEY IN EARLY AMERICA4
ENGL 4121NEW YORK CITY IN FICTION4
ENGL 41294 MODERN CATHOLIC WRITERS4
ENGL 5907AMERICAN MODERNISM3-4
LALS 3344CRIME, LITERATURE, AND LATINOS4
SPAN 2640SPANISH AND NEW YORK CITY4
SPAN 3002LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3070THE LATIN-AMERICAN URBAN CHRONICLE4
SPAN 3500LITERATURE OF DISCOVERY4
SPAN 3582NEW YORK IN LATINO LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
SPAN 3820CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4

American art, music, theater, or media courses

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 3112THE SIXTIES4
AFAM 3134FROM ROCK-N-ROLL TO HIP-HOP4
AFAM 3162VALUE IN BLACK AND WHITE DRAMA4
AMCS 3150CATHOLICS AND POPULAR CULTURE4
ANTH 3510MUSEUMS: CULTURES ON DISPLAY4
ARHI 2270NATIVE AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 2520AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 255020TH CENTURY ART4
ARHI 3100MUSEUM METHODS4
ARHI 4250AZTEC ART4
ARHI 4530GENDER AND MODERN ART4
ARHI 4540SEMINAR: MODERN ART4
CISC 4650CYBERSPACE: ISSUES AND ETHICS4
COLI 3450THE CITY IN LITERATURE AND ART4
COMC 2258MYTH AND SYMBOL OF AMERICAN CHARACTER4
COMC 3232CLASS, TASTE, AND MASS CULTURE4
COMC 3235POPULAR MUSIC AS COMMUNICATION4
COMC 3237GENDER IMAGES AND MEDIA4
COMC 3268MEDIA AND NATIONAL IDENTITY4
COMC 3272HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ADVERTISING4
COMC 3330PEACE, JUSTICE, AND THE MEDIA4
COMC 3350MEDIA LAW4
COMC 3370ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIA4
COMC 3374MEDIA EFFECTS4
COMC 3375CHILDREN AND MEDIA4
COMC 4170DISSENT AND DISINFORMATION4
COMC 4279MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE4
COMC 4360COMMUNICATION ETHICS AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE4
DTEM 1402DIGITAL CULTURES4
FITV 1501UNDERSTANDING FILM4
FITV 1601UNDERSTANDING TELEVISION4
FITV 2425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION I4
FITV 2501HISTORY OF FILM, 1895-19504
FITV 2511SCREENWRITING I4
FITV 2531SERIALS, SERIES, AND FRANCHISE FILMS4
FITV 2533FASHION COSTUMING IN FILM4
FITV 2547FILM AND GENDER4
FITV 2601HISTORY OF TELEVISION4
FITV 2611TELEVISION PRODUCTION I4
FITV 2612WRITING PRODUCING WEB SERIES4
FITV 2659THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY4
FITV 2670TELEVISION AND SOCIAL CHANGE4
FITV 2674TEEN TELEVISION4
FITV 3425DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION II4
FITV 3501FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM4
FITV 3505TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES4
FITV 3511SCREENWRITING II4
FITV 3512FILM/TELEVISION: NARRATIVE BASICS4
FITV 3532LANDMARKS, LOCATIONS, AND ADAPTION4
FITV 3534FASHION IN BRITISH FILM AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3535FILM ADAPTATION4
FITV 3537PLAYS AND SCREENPLAYS4
FITV 3543FICTION INTO FILM4
FITV 3544THE FILM DIRECTOR4
FITV 3545FILM AND TELEVISION OF HITCHCOCK4
FITV 3551FILM HISTORY 1950-PRESENT4
FITV 3553HOLLYWOOD GENRES4
FITV 3555THE CITY IN FILM AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3558ITALIAN FILM4
FITV 3565THE DOCUMENTARY IDEA4
FITV 3566DOCUMENTARY FILM4
FITV 3571SCIENCE FICTION IN FILM AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3578AMERICAN FILM COMEDY4
FITV 3579MOVIES AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCE4
FITV 3585TRANSNATIONAL ASIAN CINEMA4
FITV 3587UNITED KINGDOM AND IRISH FILM4
FITV 3588GLOBAL CINEMA4
FITV 3601TELEVISION THEORY AND CRITICISM4
FITV 3605TOPICS IN TELEVISION AND RADIO4
FITV 3624WRITING TELEVISION DRAMAS4
FITV 3626WRITING THE ORIGINAL TELEVISION PILOT4
FITV 3629AMERICAN TELEVISION HISTORY: FIRST 60 YEARS4
FITV 3637QUEER STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3638BRITISH CINEMA AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3639QUALITY TELEVISION/CULT TV4
FITV 3647GENDER, RACE, CLASS, AND TELEVISION4
FITV 3648TELEVISION, RACE, AND CIVIL RIGHTS4
FITV 3658ITALIAN AMERICANS ON SCREEN4
FITV 3678TELEVISION COMEDY AND AMERICAN VALUES4
FITV 3688GLOBAL TELEVISION4
FITV 4570FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE4
FITV 4625WRITING TELEVISION SITCOMS4
FITV 4676TELEVISION AND SOCIETY4
FITV 4999TUTORIAL1-4
JOUR 3736RADIO NEWS TECHNIQUES4
JOUR 3760THE JOURNALIST AND THE LAW4
JOUR 3763THE MURROW YEARS: 1938-654
JOUR 3769HISTORY OF TELEVISION AND RADIO NEWS4
JOUR 4750VALUES IN THE NEWS4
JOUR 4766TELEVISION NEWS INNOVATORS4
JOUR 4767HISTORY OF WOMEN'S MAGAZINES4
MUSC 2014JAZZ: A HISTORY IN SOUND4
MUSC 2022BROADWAY MUSICALS4
MUSC 2031ROCK AND POP MUSIC SINCE WORLD WAR II4
SOCI 2925MEDIA, CRIME, SEX, AND VIOLENCE4
SOCI 2960POPULAR CULTURE4
SOCI 3000LATINO IMAGES IN MEDIA4
SOCI 3255SOCIOLOGY OF MEDIA4
THEA 4045YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK4
VART 2003GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL TOOLS4
VART 2055ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN4

American philosophy or religion courses

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
AFAM 3120BLACK RELIGION AND BLACK POLITICS4
AMCS 3150CATHOLICS AND POPULAR CULTURE4
AMCS 3200AMERICAN AND CATHOLIC4
AMCS 3251LABOR, LEISURE, AND GOD4
AMCS 3340CATHOLICISM AND DEMOCRACY4
AMCS 3355AMERICAN CATHOLIC NOVEL4
AMCS 3359AMERICAN CATHOLIC WOMEN WRITERS4
AMCS 3451NIEBUHR IN AMERICA4
FITV 4570FILMS OF MORAL STRUGGLE4
HPRH 2052CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT3
PHIL 3720AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 3722NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 4302ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & ETHICS4
THEO 3375AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TEXTS3
THEO 3874RELIGION IN AMERICA4
THEO 3993WARTIME RELIGION IN U.S. HISTORY4
THEO 3995RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF4
THEO 4025FUTURE OF MARRIAGE 21ST CENTURY4
THEO 4411RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND NEW MEDIA4
THEO 4600RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE4

American history or social science courses

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
AFAM 3030AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN4
AFAM 3036GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES4
AFAM 3071AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
AFAM 3102THE BLACK FAMILY4
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
AFAM 3138NONVIOLENT PROTEST4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3632HARLEM RENAISSANCE4
AFAM 4000AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM4
AFAM 4650SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIETY4
AMCS 3251LABOR, LEISURE, AND GOD4
AMST 2800AMERICAN LEGAL REASONING4
ANTH 3180ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS: CULTURES OF NEW YORK CITY4
ANTH 3354RACE, IDENTITY, AND GLOBALIZATION4
ANTH 3510MUSEUMS: CULTURES ON DISPLAY4
ANTH 3725CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE4
COMC 2258MYTH AND SYMBOL OF AMERICAN CHARACTER4
COMC 3268MEDIA AND NATIONAL IDENTITY4
COMC 3350MEDIA LAW4
COMC 3375CHILDREN AND MEDIA4
DTEM 4480DIGITAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY4
ECON 3453LAW AND ECONOMICS4
ECON 3580ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY4
ECON 3850ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS4
ECON 4110ETHICS AND ECONOMICS4
HIST 3102WORKER IN AMERICAN LIFE4
HIST 3565HISTORY OF NEW YORK4
HIST 3653GENDER IN EARLY AMERICA4
HIST 3655WITCHCRAFT IN COLONIAL AMERICA4
HIST 3656THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION4
HIST 3657AMERICAN CONSTITUTION4
HIST 3752COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST 3753CIVIL WAR ERA: 1861-18774
HIST 3757THE AMERICAN SOUTH4
HIST 3775THE EARLY REPUBLIC4
HIST 3780THE ERA OF THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST 3795U.S. BETWEEN WARS: 1919-19414
HIST 3806U.S. IMMIGRATION/ETHNICITY4
HIST 3807JAZZ AGE TO HARD TIMES4
HIST 3808NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
HIST 3809JEWS IN THE MODERN WORLD4
HIST 3810JEWS IN AMERICA4
HIST 3815EAST EUROPEAN JEWISH HISTORY4
HIST 3820SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL REFORM IN AMERICA SINCE 18774
HIST 3822U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY4
HIST 3826MODERN US WOMEN'S HISTORY4
HIST 3830HISTORY OF AMERICAN WOMEN AND GENDER4
HIST 3833SCREENING AMERICA'S PAST4
HIST 3838HISTORY OF U.S. SEXUALITY4
HIST 3842THE VIETNAM WARS4
HIST 3843AMERICAN DRUG WAR4
HIST 3845THE HISTORY OF U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1898 TO THE PRESENT4
HIST 3846THE HISTORY OF U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1974 TO PRESENT4
HIST 385220TH CENTURY U.S. RADICALISM4
HIST 3855AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 18984
HIST 3857AMERICA SINCE 19454
HIST 3910FROM TRUMAN TO CLINTON4
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3990NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY4
HIST 3991THE AMERICAN INDIAN4
HIST 3992CAPITALISM4
HIST 4652SEMINAR: AMERICA AT WAR4
HIST 4820SEMINAR: AFRICAN ICONS4
HPLC 3970LINCOLN: DEMOCRATIC VALUES4
IRST 3412IRISH AMERICA4
JOUR 4767HISTORY OF WOMEN'S MAGAZINES4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
LALS 3343CRIME AND MINORITY RIGHTS4
LALS 3344CRIME, LITERATURE, AND LATINOS4
LALS 5035LATINO JOURNALISM4
PHIL 4302ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & ETHICS4
POSC 2001POLITICAL ANALYSIS4
POSC 2102INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLITICS4
POSC 2205THE U.S. CONGRESS4
POSC 3120NEW YORK CITY INTERNSHIP4
POSC 3121NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
POSC 3210CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES4
POSC 3220CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE IN THE U.S.4
POSC 3228CIVIL RIGHTS4
POSC 3309WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3321AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY4
POSC 3404AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 4210SEMINAR: STATE, FAMILY, AND SOCIETY4
PSYC 3600MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 4340LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2701INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE4
SOCI 2800SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY4
SOCI 2925MEDIA, CRIME, SEX, AND VIOLENCE4
SOCI 2960POPULAR CULTURE4
SOCI 3000LATINO IMAGES IN MEDIA4
SOCI 3017INEQUALITY IN AMERICA4
SOCI 3102CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 3136INEQUALITY-WHY/EFFECTS4
SOCI 3140OLD AND NEW MINORITIES IN THE U.S.4
SOCI 3255SOCIOLOGY OF MEDIA4
SOCI 3300"RACE" AND "MIXED RACE"4
SOCI 3401GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3406RACE/SOCIAL CONSTRUCT4
SOCI 3415DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION4
SOCI 3418CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
SOCI 3456MODERN AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS4
SOCI 3500CONTEMPORARY FAMILY ISSUES4
SOCI 3506DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN FAMILIES4
SOCI 3601URBAN POVERTY4
SOCI 3602URBAN SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3701INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE4
SOCI 3708LAW AND SOCIETY4
SOCI 3711AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS4
SOCI 3720MASS INCARCERATION4
SOCI 4961URBAN ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 4970COMMUNITY SERVICE/SOCIAL ACTION4
SOCI 4971DILEMMAS OF THE MODERN SELF4
SOCI 5705RACE, GENDER, AND CRIME3-4
THEO 3876MUSLIMS IN AMERICA4
THEO 4600RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE4
WGSS 3000GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES4

Availability

The major in American studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in American studies if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.