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Electives

Fall 2014

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

201      The Study of African American Cultural Practices
319      Music from the Hispanophon Caribbean
353      African American Literature:  Origins to 1910
384      Prejudice:  Its Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Anthropology

207      The American Family in Law and Society
208      Religion and Media
368      Ethnography of Schools and Schooling

Architecture

401      Theories of Housing and Urbanism

Civil and Environmental Engineering

102A,B  Engineering in the Modern World

Center for Human Values

321      Ethical and Scientific Issues in Environmental Policy

Computer Science

109     Computers in Our World

Dance

211      The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices

Economics

100      Introduction to Microeconomics
101      Introduction to Macroeconomics
324      Law and Economics
326      Economics of the Internet
331      Economics of hte Labor Market

English

201      American Literary History
308      American Cinema
309      American Comics
368      American Literature:  1930-Present
411      Major Authors:  Faulkner, Ellison, Morrison

Environmental Studies

305      Topics in Environmental Studies - Building American Style:  Land-Use Policies and Rules

History

371      The Colonization of North America
383      The United States, 1920-1974
384      Gender and Sexuality in Modern America
387      African American History:  Reconstruction
388      Cities and Suburbs in American History
456      History of New Orleans:  Invention and Reinvention in an American City
470      Abraham Lincoln and America, 1809-1865
487     Women in American Higher Education
491      History of Ecology and Environmentalism

Journalism

445      Investigative Journalism
448      The Media and Social Issues - Health and Science Journalism
450      Audio Journalism:  Radio Storytelling in the Digital Age

Music

255      Taiko Drumming Workshop:  Japanese and North American Perspectives

Politics

315      Constitutional Interpretation
322      Public Opinion
329      Policy Making in America
332      Topics in American Statesmanship:  Science, Technology, and the American Way
405      The Ethics of Borders and Migration
420      Presidential Power:  Strategies of Governance
421      The Tea Party and the History of Populist Movements in America
422      Gender and American Politics
423      American Political Thought, the Colonial Era to the Civil War

Psychology

252      Social Psychology
307      Educational Psychology
325      Persuasion and Propaganda

Religion

261      Christian Ethics and Modern Society
356      Religion in Colonial America and the New Nation
367      The American Jeremiad and Social Criticism

Sociology

210      Urban Sociology:  The City and Social Change in the Americas
329      Immigrant America
345      Money, Work and Social Life

Theater

304      Christopher Durang:  My Life in Art

Urban Studies

200      Urbanism and Urban Policy
202      Documentary Film and The City

Visual Arts

219     Art for Everyone

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

306      Environmental Economics
307      Public Economics
318      U.S. Military and National and International Diplomacy
354      Modern Genetics and Public Policy
370      Ethics and Public Policy


Electives

2013-14

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

201  Study of African American Cultural Practices
225  "Too Cute!" and the New Asiamania
245  Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements
305  The History of Black Gospel Music
321  Black Power and the Theology of Liberation
324  Race, Sex, and the Marriage Plot in American Film Comedies
328  City Narratives: The Urban Landscape in African American Literature
348  Black Popular Music Culture
353  African American Literature:  Origins to 1910
359  African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to Present
362  Race and American Legal Practice
365  Migration and the Literary Imagination
403  Race and Medicine
412  Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora
428  Latina/o Performance
477  The Civil Rights Movement

Anthropology

229  Anthropology In and Out of the City
303  Economic Experience in Culture Context
344  Science, Technology and Culture
364  The Politics of Nature

Architecture

401  Theories of Housing and Urbanism
492  Topics in the Formal Analysis of the Urban Structure: American Urbanism

Art and Archaeology

214  Contemporary Art:  1950 to the Present

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Center for Human Values

310  Practical Ethics
331  Ethics and Public Health

Computer Science

109  Computers in Our World

Dance

211  The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices

Economics

100  Introduction to Microeconomics
101  Introduction to Macroeconomics
315  Topics in Macroeconomics
324  Law and Economics
331  Economics of the Labor Market
341  Public Finance
348  The Great Recession: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies
370  American Economic History

English

201  American Literary History
350  Literature of the American Renaissance, 1820-1860
353  The Undead
356  Topics in American Literature:  American Literature and the Law
357  Topics in American Literature:  Henry James and William Faulkner
374  Modern American Women Poets
375  Topics in Film:  All About Hitchcock
376  20th Century American Musical Theatre
399  Contemporary Experimental American Literature and Visual Culture
402  Forms of Literature:  Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature
411  Major Authors:  Mourning America -- Emerson and Douglass

Environmental Studies

201A  Fundamentals of Environmental Studies:  Population, Land Use, Biodiversity, and Energy
305    Topics in Environmental Studies --  Building American Style: Land-Use Policies and Rules
306    American Environmental History
310    Environmental Law and Moot Court

Geosciences

197  Environmental Decision Making

Gender and Sexuality Studies

201  Introduction to the Study of Gender
397  Feminist Media Studies
420  Culture and Reproduction in Modern America

History

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
376  The American Civil War and Reconstruction
379  History of American Capitalism
383  The United States, 1920-1974
384  Gender and Sexuality in Modern America
388  Cities and Suburbs in American History
387  African American History - Reconstruction
441  Founders: The Early American Republic
487  Women in American Higher Education

Journalism

400  The Media in America
445  Investigative Journalism: Private Interests vs Public Policy

Latino Studies

200  Latinos in American Life and Culture

Music

362  Introduction to the Evolution of Jazz Styles

Politics

220  American Politics
315  Constitutional Interpretation
316  Civil Liberties
322  Public Opinion
324  Congressional Politics
328  American Politics and Democratic Theory
332  Topics in American Statesmanship:  Constitution and Democracy
333  Latino Politics in the U.S.
419  The Diverse Society
422  Gender and American Politics
423  Seminar in American Politics:  Politics of Supreme Court Nominations

Psychology

252  Social Psychology
307  Educational Psychology
317  Health Psychology

Religion

217  American Evangelicalism
219  Business Ethics and Modern Religious Thought
258  Religion in American Society
261  Religion and Law
347  Christian Ethics and Modern Society
365  Catholics in America
369  Religious Conversion

Sociology

101  Introduction to Sociology
209  Sociology of Sports
210  Urban Sociology:  The City and Social Change in the Americas
222  The Sociology of Crime and Punishment
319  Gender and Development in the Americas
329  Immigrant America
345  Money, Work and Social Life
346  Sociology of the Cubicle:  Work, Technology, and Organization
357  Sociology of Technology

Theater

310  The Musical Theatre of Stephen Sondheim: Process to Production
337  Community-Based Performance
339  Casting:  History, Theory, Practice

Visual Arts

219  Art for Everyone
439  Art as Interaction

Urban Studies

201  Introduction to Urban Studies

Woodrow Wilson School

300  Microeconomics for Public Policy
306  Environmental Economics
307  Public Economics
330  Population, Society and Public Policy
331  Race and Public Policy
333  Law, Institutions and Public Policy
351  Information Technology and Public Policy
363  Public Leadership and Public Policy in the U.S.
370  Ethics and Public Policy
373  Welfare, Economics and Climate Change Mitigation Policy
383  Policy Aspects of Federal and State Budgeting and Fiscal Decision-Making
387  Education and Public Policy in the United States