American Studies (AMST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

AMST 1115

A policy-centered approach to the study of government in the American experience.  Considers the American Founding and how it influenced the structure of government;  how national institutions operate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 1111

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6719AMST 1115  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kriner, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6720AMST 1115  DIS 201

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  •  6721AMST 1115  DIS 202

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Howard, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6722AMST 1115  DIS 203

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Howard, K

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  •  6723AMST 1115  DIS 204

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  •  6724AMST 1115  DIS 205

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  •  6725AMST 1115  DIS 206

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  •  6726AMST 1115  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6727AMST 1115  DIS 208

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  •  6849AMST 1115  DIS 209

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  •  6963AMST 1115  DIS 210

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  •  7291AMST 1115  DIS 211

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  •  7292AMST 1115  DIS 212

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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AMST 1500

This course offers an introduction to the study of Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean and other diasporas.  This course will examine, through a range of disciplines, among them literature, history, politics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 1500GOVT 1503

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6515AMST 1500  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 1595

Focusing on political and social history, this course surveys African-American history from Emancipation to the present. The class examines the post-Reconstruction "Nadir" of black life; the mass black ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 1595HIST 1595

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7329AMST 1595  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rickford, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 1600

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the diverse cultures, histories and contemporary situations of the Indigenous peoples of North America. Students will also be introduced to important ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AIIS 1100ANTHR 1700

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5634AMST 1600  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Jordan, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  5635AMST 1600  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  5636AMST 1600  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7054AMST 1600  DIS 203

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  • 18969AMST 1600  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 1640

An introductory survey to United States history since the Great Depression, this course explores the dramatic social, economic, and political transformations of the last century. It emphasizes domestic ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1640

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17446AMST 1640  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kohler-Hausmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 1986

This course provides an overview of disastrous attempts at colonization in the Americas from ca. 1500 through ca. 1760. Over thirteen weeks, we will engage with the question of why some attempts at colonization ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1986

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19853AMST 1986  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Schmitt, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19854AMST 1986  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  • 19855AMST 1986  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  • 19856AMST 1986  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19857AMST 1986  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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  • 19858AMST 1986  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

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AMST 2070

"Social Problems in the U.S." teaches students how to think like a social scientist when encountering claims about major contemporary issues. Through readings and assignments, students develop an analytical ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 2250SOC 2070

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8438AMST 2070  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rich, P

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 2220

This seminar will explore some of the major political and cultural trends in the United States,  from the era of the Democratic New Dealer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, through the era of the conservative Republican, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2220SHUM 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19085AMST 2220  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 2225

In recent years, poverty and inequality have become increasingly common topics of public debate, as academics, journalists, and politicians attempt to come to terms with growing income inequality, with ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  6903AMST 2225  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6928AMST 2225  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  6929AMST 2225  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  6930AMST 2225  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  6931AMST 2225  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  6932AMST 2225  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  6933AMST 2225  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  6934AMST 2225  DIS 207

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  6935AMST 2225  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

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  •  7101AMST 2225  DIS 209

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7102AMST 2225  DIS 210

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Young, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 2320

Music and dance cultures have been central topics of study in the development of Chicano studies, Puerto Rican studies, and Latino studies in general. From Americo Paredes to Frances Aparicio and from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LSP 2320MUSIC 2320SPAN 2330

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8112AMST 2320  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2335

In this course we will examine LGBTQ+ history in the United States with a focus on its recovery and public representation—what are the stakes of researching, preserving, and commemorating the LGBTQ+ past? ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 2335HIST 2335LGBT 2335

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17538AMST 2335  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Enrollment by permission. Please email Professor Vider (sv484) to express interest.

AMST 2381

Corruption in politics and economics has become a significant issue in the modern world. This course introduces students to the study of corruption and collusion from the perspective of early America and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2381LATA 2381

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17540AMST 2381  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Schmitt, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2562

This course will introduce students to Black Queer literatures and media. Since these materials decenter whiteness and patriarchal heterosexism, they often seem illegible to those approaching them from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17275AMST 2562  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Frazier, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 2630

Jewish cultures in the New World are far more diverse than most Americans realize. Some know the history of Ashkenazi (German and Eastern European) Jews, most of whom immigrated to the U.S. between 1880-1920. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16771AMST 2630  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 2650

This course will introduce students to African American literary traditions in the space that would become North America. From early freedom narratives and poetry to Hip-Hop and film, we will trace a range ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2650ENGL 2650SHUM 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16876AMST 2650  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2665

As we approach the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, this course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the origins, character, and results of the American ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2665

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7344AMST 2665  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Parmenter, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Instructor will be teaching all lectures and discussions for the 150 minutes of contact required for a 4-credit course (no TA's)

  •  7345AMST 2665  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Parmenter, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7346AMST 2665  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Parmenter, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2686

This course examines the history of the United States' involvement with Middle East beginning with evangelical efforts in the 19th century and President Wilson's engagement with the colonial powers in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2686JWST 2686NES 2686

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19359AMST 2686  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19360AMST 2686  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19361AMST 2686  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19362AMST 2686  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19363AMST 2686  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19364AMST 2686  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19365AMST 2686  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2721

Representation is basic to anthropology. In the process of translating societies and cultures, anthropologists produce authoritative accounts about other people, their lives, and their communities. We ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2721LSP 2721

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18195AMST 2721  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Santiago-Irizarry, V

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 2980

Provides an introduction to the role computing and information technologies played in political public life, from tabulating machines used to calculate the census to Big Tech's impact on democratic procedures, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  8296AMST 2980  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3015

When sugar "was king," that is, when it was valued in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as we might value petroleum today, European nations went to war in order to possess the sugar producing islands ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18432AMST 3015  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3033

Public policies are political outcomes determined by processes that are complex, convoluted and often controversial. The aim of this course is to equip students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3032

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7857AMST 3033  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  8133AMST 3033  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8134AMST 3033  DIS 202

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8135AMST 3033  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8136AMST 3033  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8137AMST 3033  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8138AMST 3033  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8139AMST 3033  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17302AMST 3033  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3039

Meaningful community-engaged archaeology has the potential to transform the discipline. Increasingly, archaeologists engage intentionally with communities, through education and outreach but also through ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17906AMST 3039  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Dedrick, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3071

The US and the global community face a number of complex, interconnected and enduring issues that pose challenges for our political and policy governance institutions and society at large.  Exploring how ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3071

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16116AMST 3071  LEC 001

    • FWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Silbey, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

AMST 3112

The course will be a lecture course on Congress, introducing them to the political science literature on the topic and the major research questions and approaches. We will examine the development of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3112

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17291AMST 3112  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bateman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17293AMST 3112  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17294AMST 3112  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17295AMST 3112  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17296AMST 3112  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3121

This is a class about the American criminal justice system—from policing to prisons, from arrest to reentry. In many ways, the operation of the modern criminal justice system is taken for granted, which ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3121

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17313AMST 3121  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17314AMST 3121  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17315AMST 3121  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17316AMST 3121  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17317AMST 3121  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17318AMST 3121  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17319AMST 3121  DIS 206

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17321AMST 3121  DIS 208

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17322AMST 3121  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3261

COVID-19 did not affect everyone equally. In fact, the opposite is true: the pandemic exposed dramatic health inequities by race, class, gender, and other factors. Not only were some groups more likely ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3251

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18300AMST 3261  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Michener, J

      Perera, I

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18301AMST 3261  DIS 201

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18302AMST 3261  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18303AMST 3261  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18304AMST 3261  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 18305AMST 3261  DIS 205

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3281

This course investigates the United States Supreme Court and its role in politics and government. It traces the development of constitutional doctrine, the growth of the Court's institutional power, and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3281LAW 3281

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18975AMST 3281  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3302

In this course, we'll investigate the various sounds of black popular music in the post-World War II period, its antecedents, interactions with other popular musics, and influences on later developments, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3302

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19886AMST 3302  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3312

If you have ever wondered what the Vietnam War was all about, how did it begin, how was it fought, why was it so controversial, why did the American people turn against it, why was it important, why were ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3312HIST 3312

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16147AMST 3312  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Taylor, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3317

How do music, sound, and listening practices construct race? Conversely, how might we critically understand those moments when, in experiences of music, we feel race and other divisions temporarily melt ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3017MUSIC 3317

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19375AMST 3317  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3360

Explores major American playwrights from 1900 to 1960, introducing students to American theatre as a significant part of modern American cultural history. We will consider the ways in which theatre has ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3360PMA 3757

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18264AMST 3360  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Gainor, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3409

How do we make sense of the competing and often contradictory narratives about Asian Americans? For example, Asian Americans are cast as the model minority and as perpetual foreigners. If we take a social ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 3400ILRLR 3400SOC 3400

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19408AMST 3409  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Seo, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3434

This course offers undergraduates a unique approach to exploring the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad in Central New York. It is an experiential course that includes visits to specific known ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3434SHUM 3434

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17417AMST 3434  SEM 101

    • T
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3452

This course understands "myth" in the sense of "ideological construction."  So we'll be examining the intellectual and cultural life of Americans, over the last two centuries. The emphasis will be on identity, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 3452

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17676AMST 3452  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sachs, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17677AMST 3452  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17678AMST 3452  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17679AMST 3452  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17680AMST 3452  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3461

This course explores the rich and diverse history of African American filmmaking.  Focusing on films written and/or directed by African Americans, this seminar traces the history of filmmaking from the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3999PMA 3461VISST 3461

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18079AMST 3461  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sheppard, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3617

This course is open to experienced rappers, beatmakers, and vocalists interested forging collaborative relationships with other students. Taking as a foundation hip-hop's relationship to social justice, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3616

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 16169AMST 3617  STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3680

Testimonio is a genre of prose that offers eyewitness accounts of world-changing events—from crimes against humanity like forced migration, detention, and genocide to the violence of war, both at home ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 17233AMST 3680  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Diaz, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 3707

From White Chicks to Blackkklansman, American film has often depicted characters who conceal their race or gender, like black male cops "passing" as wealthy white women. This class will examine how Hollywood ... view course details

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  • 17207AMST 3707  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3717

"Sitcom Jews" uses close media analysis, theoretical discussion, and student performances or media projects to examine the representation of Jews on television and on the Broadway stage from 1948-2017. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3711PMA 3711

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8382AMST 3717  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Winitsky, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3754

In this course, we will critically examine the production and performance of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender through literature and contemporary performance genres such as spoken word, slam poetry, ... view course details

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  •  7737AMST 3754  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Jaime, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3785

This course examines controversies in the theory and history of civil disobedience. Do citizens have obligations to obey unjust laws? Can law breaking ever be civil rather than criminal? Do disruptive ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17363AMST 3785  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17364AMST 3785  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17365AMST 3785  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17366AMST 3785  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17367AMST 3785  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3854

This course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of regional development and globalization. Topics vary each semester. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CRP 3854GOVT 3494

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Growth and Development

  •  6149AMST 3854  LEC 080

    • MWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fridl, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CRP 3854GOVT 3494

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Social Justice& Urban Issues:Case of Washington,DC

  • 17097AMST 3854  LEC 081

    • WWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ajinkya, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington Program.

AMST 3980

Affords opportunities for students to carry out independent research under appropriate supervision. Each student is expected to review pertinent literature, prepare a project outline, conduct the research, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4686AMST 3980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8568AMST 3980  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

AMST 3990

Individualized readings for junior and senior students. Topics, requirements, and credit hours will be determined in consultation between the student and the supervising faculty member. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4687AMST 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

AMST 4002

Rates of chronic disease and other health conditions, including mental illness and substance use disorders, have surged over the past three decades, owing largely to structural factors associated with ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 4002SOC 4010

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17453AMST 4002  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ezell, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 4021

American conservative thought rests on assumptions that are strikingly different from those made by mainstream American liberals.  However, conservative thinkers are themselves committed to principles ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4021

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6841AMST 4021  SEM 101

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bensel, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4202

This research seminar explores how Americans and their elected leaders struggled to respond to economic and social inequality throughout the twentieth century. It traces the expansions and retractions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4202

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17683AMST 4202  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kohler-Hausmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 4262

"Environmental Justice" is a relatively recent term, coined in the United States in the 1980s.  It usually refers to a social movement fighting against the unfair concentration of toxic sites ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4262

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19859AMST 4262  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Sachs, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4283

This class will examine the history and contemporary role of Latinos as a minority group in the U.S. political system. This course is intended as an overview of the political position of Latinos y Latinas ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4283LSP 4283

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7929AMST 4283  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Garcia-Rios, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 4318

This course examines the journalistic record and political discourse around U.S. immigration policy, in the post 9/11 Bush, Obama, Trump and now Biden administrations, with a particular focus ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4918

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17200AMST 4318  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • O'Toole, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If class is full, email mm894@cornell.edu to be placed on waitlist. Enrollment preference given to seniors and juniors.

AMST 4519

In this course, we will engage in close and reflective critical readings of Toni Morrison's eleven novels. Morrison's writing style is characterized by highly distinctive strategies in the development ... view course details

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  •  7652AMST 4519  SEM 101

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Richardson, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 4632

What are the limits and possibilities for Asian American longing and belonging? Asian Americans have been variously understood as immigrants, refugees, "forever foreigners," and "model minorities." These ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 4630ENGL 4630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18944AMST 4632  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hu Pegues, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 4880

What gives contemporary poetry and poetics its resonance and value? What are its dominant features, audiences, and purposes? What does 21st-century poetry's textual environment look like, and how does ... view course details

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  • 16724AMST 4880  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 4900

The discovery of the Americas, wrote Francisco Lopez de Gomara in 1552, was "the greatest event since the creation of the world, excepting the Incarnation and Death of Him who created." Five centuries ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AIIS 4900HIST 4900

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17693AMST 4900  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Parmenter, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4993

To graduate with honors, AMST majors must complete a senior thesis under the supervision of an AMST faculty member and defend that thesis orally before a committee. Students interested in the honors program ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  4095AMST 4993  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

AMST 4998

This required course forms the core of the Cornell in Washington academic program. The foundational skill of both politics and policy is taking knowledge, analyzing it, figuring out how to convert it into ... view course details

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  •  4681AMST 4998  LEC 080

    • FWashington, DC
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Silbey, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

AMST 6003

This course covers the basic epistemology for social sciences research, integrating an explicit focus on applied mixed methods approaches (quantitative and qualitative) for conducting original "real world" ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 6003SOC 6000

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17457AMST 6003  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ezell, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 6039

Meaningful community-engaged archaeology has the potential to transform the discipline. Increasingly, archaeologists engage intentionally with communities, through education and outreach but also through ... view course details

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  • 17909AMST 6039  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Dedrick, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

AMST 6321

This seminar explores the international and transnational dimensions of the Black Power Movement, broadly defined. Beginning with an examination of transnationalism in the early 20th century, it examines ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 6321HIST 6321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17701AMST 6321  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rickford, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6513

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison received her M.A. in English at Cornell University in 1955.  To study her, in a way, is to gain a deeper understanding of how she journeyed on from her days as a student here ... view course details

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  • 18737AMST 6513  SEM 101

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Richardson, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6612

What are minoritarian aesthetics? How do these inform the production and reception of performance, broadly defined? How does attending to the aesthetics involved in the production of artistic and cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 6611LSP 6611PMA 6611

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18122AMST 6612  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Jaime, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6656

Advanced discussion of a topic in social and political philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6656PHIL 6430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Theories of Justice, Equality, Liberalism & Reason

  • 17237AMST 6656  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Marmor, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person