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Courses below satisfy the American Studies Program requirement for three (3) one‑term electives in the American field, pass‑fail not acceptable. The electives must be from three different departments or programs. None may be in the student's major department.


African American Studies

210    The Study of African American Cultural Practices
235    Race is Socially Constructed: Now What?
245    The Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements
274    Growing Up Global: Novels and Memoirs of Transnational Childhoods
301    Black to the Future: Science, Fiction, and Society
325    African American Autobiography
345    Sonic Fugitivities: The Soundscapes of the African-American Literary Tradition
347    Art School at African American Studies: Process, Discourse, Infrastructure
350    Housing in the Metropolitan U.S.
353    African American Literature: Origins to 1910
359    African American Literature:  Harlem Renaissance to Present
366    African American History to 1863
392    African American Literature and the Law
404    Intersectional Activisms and Movements for Social Justice
428    Latino/a Performance
477    The Civil Rights Movement


203    Economic Life in Cultural Context
204    Food and Power
213    Bodies in Motion: Sport and Physical Culture
232    Social Lives, Social Forces
328    Urban Worlds: Cultural Approaches to the City
356    Technologies of Communication
360    Ethics in Context: Uses and Abuses of Deception and Disclosure
368    Ethnography of Schools and Schooling


401    Theories of Housing and Urbanism
492    Environmental Challenges of Urban Sprawl

Art and Archaeology

214    Contemporary Art: 1950 to the Present
250    Architecture, Globalization, and the Environment
373    History of African American Art
463    American Art and Visual Culture: American Realisms and the Perils of Painting

Civil and Environmental Engineering

102A, B   Engineering in the Modern World
262A, B   Structures and the Urban Environment

Center for Human Values

310    Practical Ethics
390    The Ethics of Love and Sex

Computer Science

109    Computers in Our World


211    The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices
222    Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance
310    The Arts of Urban Transition
322    Special Topics in Urban Dance: Style and Tradition in Hip-Hop Dance


100    Introduction to Microeconomics
101    Introduction to Macroeconomics
324    Law and Economics
325    Organization and Design of Markets
326    Economics of the Internet
331    Economics of the Labor Market
341    Public Finance
343    Economic Inequality and the Role of Government
370    American Economic History
385    Ethics and Economics


210    Princeton University Reads
309    Graphic Novels and Comics
319    What Was African American Literature?
336    American Madness
349    Introduction to Digital Humanities
350    Literature of the American Renaissance, 1820-1860
353    The Undead
354    Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive
357    Topics in American Literature:  American Best Sellers  
           Topics in American Literature:  Henry  James and William Faulkner
358    Children's Literature
402    Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature

Environmental Studies

305    Topics in Environmental Studies:  American Land Use and Environmental Policy 
           Topics in Environmental Studies:  Building American-Style - Land Use Policies and 
           Rules (Spring)
319    Environmental Law and Moot Court

Gender and Sexuality Studies

201    Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
337    Reproductive Politics in the United States and Abroad Since 1945
339    Queer Sexualities:  Biopsychosocial and LGBT Perspectives
394    History and the Body
395    Media Spectacles, Scandalous Citizens
397    Media Representations of Feminism


280    Approaches to American History
361    The United States Since 1974
372    Revolutionary America
373    Democracy and Slavery in the New Nation
374    History of the American West
377    Gilded Age and Progressive-Era United States, 1877-1920
380    U.S. Foreign Relations
384    Gender and Sexuality  in Modern America
387    African American History from Reconstruction to the Present
483    Ideas and Institutions: Liberalism and Laissez-Faire


400    The Media in America -- What to Read and Believe in the Digital Age
440    The Literature of Fact -- Subcultures and Social Worlds
445    Investigative Journalism

Latino Studies

200    Latinos in American Life and Culture


262    Introduction to the Evolution of Jazz Styles
264    Urban Blues and the Golden Age of Rock
265    History of Popular Music: Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop


309    Political Philosophy
316    Social Philosophy
319    Normative Ethics
338    Philosophical Analysis from 1900-1950
384    Philosophy of Law


220    American Politics
316    Civil Liberties
320    Judicial Politics
329    Policy Making in America
331    Religion and American Politics
332    American Statesmanship and Symbolism
334    Immigration, Politics and Policymaking in the U.S.
344    Race and Politics in the Age of Obama
365    Democracy
394    Leaders and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy
403    Architecture and Democracy
416    Moral Conflicts in Public and Private Life
423    American Political Thought -- Reconstruction to the Present
478    Politics in the Age of Digital Media


252    Social Psychology
329    Psychology of Gender
403    The Social Psychology of Social Change


261    Christian Ethics and Modern Society
270    The Bible in America
357    Religion in Colonial America and the New Nation


210    Urban Sociology
227    Race and Ethnicity
332    Sociology of Finance
346    Sociology of the Cubicle: Work, Technology, and Organization
349    Schools and Society:  Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. Education
355    Government, Poverty, and Inequality in Modern America


327    Latino Global Cities


310    The Musical Theatre of Stephen Sondheim
337    Community-Based Performance

Urban Studies

201    Introduction to Urban Studies
202    Documentary Film and the City
385    Mapping Gentrification 

Woodrow Wilson School

306    Environmental Economics
307    Public Economics
318    U.S. Military and National and International Diplomacy
333    Law, Institutions and Public Policy
334    Media and Public Policy
350    The Environment:  Science and Policy
354    Modern Genetics and Public Policy
357    Cybersecurity Law, Technology and Policy
363    Public Leadership and Public Policy in the U.S.
370    Ethics and Public Policy
383    Policy Aspects of Federal and State Budgeting and Fiscal Decision-Making
393    Health Reform in the U.S.:  The Affordable Care Act's Origins, Impact and 
          Implementation Challenges