American Studies (AMST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

AMST 1101

This course is an introduction to interdisciplinary considerations of American culture. Specific topics may change from year to year and may include questions of national consensus versus native, immigrant ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7423AMST 1101  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rooks, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8481AMST 1101  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8482AMST 1101  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8483AMST 1101  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8484AMST 1101  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 1290

Introduces students to the sociological analysis of American society through the lens of film. Major themes involve race, class, and gender; upward and downward mobility; incorporation and exclusion; small ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 1290

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18096AMST 1290  LEC 001

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Strang, D

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: in person attendance supplemented by additional online contact hours. Hybrid-Split
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 1290

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 20121AMST 1290  LEC 002

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Strang, D

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Strang, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 1312

This course examines the development and cultural significance of rock music from its origins in blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley up to alternative rock and hip hop. The course concludes with the year ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MUSIC 1312

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7410AMST 1312  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7411AMST 1312  DIS 201

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7412AMST 1312  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7413AMST 1312  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7414AMST 1312  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7415AMST 1312  DIS 205

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7416AMST 1312  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8188AMST 1312  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8190AMST 1312  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 1313

This course addresses jazz from two perspectives: the various sounds of jazz, as well as the historical streams-musical and cultural-that have contributed to its development. Listening and writing assignments ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MUSIC 1313

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18168AMST 1313  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18169AMST 1313  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18170AMST 1313  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18171AMST 1313  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19153AMST 1313  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: MUSIC 1313

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20621AMST 1313  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Pond, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20620AMST 1313  DIS 205

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20622AMST 1313  DIS 206

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20623AMST 1313  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20624AMST 1313  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 1350

This course will prepare students in the humanities to analyze, interpret, and visualize cultural data with computational methods. After a basic introduction to the programming language Python, we will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 1350INFO 1350

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8543AMST 1350  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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

  •  7514AMST 1500  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boyce Davies, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 1601

This course attends to the contemporary issues, contexts and experiences of Indigenous peoples. Students will develop a substantive understanding of colonialism and engage in the parallels and differences ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AIIS 1110

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4172AMST 1601  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Richardson, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4173AMST 1601  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4174AMST 1601  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6760AMST 1601  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 1985

On the eve of the American Revolution Britain administered 26 colonies—not just the 13 that would become the United States. British North America's dramatic struggle for independence has led many history ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 1985HIST 1985

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19206AMST 1985  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Schmitt, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2000

This course provides an introduction to modes of vision and the historical impact of visual images, visual structures, and visual space on culture, communication, and politics. It examines all aspects ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 2000COML 2000VISST 2000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5918AMST 2000  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7181AMST 2000  DIS 201

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7182AMST 2000  DIS 202

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7183AMST 2000  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7184AMST 2000  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7185AMST 2000  DIS 205

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7186AMST 2000  DIS 206

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8637AMST 2000  DIS 207

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8638AMST 2000  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rickard, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2001

Educational historian Frederick Rudolph called Cornell University "the first American university," referring to its unique role as a coeducational, nonsectarian, land-grant institution with a broad curriculum ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2999HIST 2005

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  7301AMST 2001  LEC 001

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Earle, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For questions about enrollment, please email Corey Earle, cre8@cornell.edu

AMST 2042

This seminar examines America during the overlapping eras of segregation & immigration exclusion.  Beginning with contests over the weaning of freedom during reconstruction and running through the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 2042HIST 2042

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16788AMST 2042  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Chang, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2108

This course explores Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) knowledge and its application across the disciplines and through time. In particular, it offers a glimpse into Cornell's local indigenous culture ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AIIS 2100ARTH 2101

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18320AMST 2108  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Piasta-Mansfield, U

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2251

Americans are conflicted about immigration. We honor and celebrate (and commercialize) our immigrant heritage in museums, folklife festivals, parades, pageants, and historical monuments. We also build ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2251LSP 2251

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8037AMST 2251  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Garcia, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Sophomores and Freshmen may sign up first, all others contact professor for permission.

AMST 2392

The international boundary between Canada and the United is the longest, straightest border in the world. Although frequently cast as "boring" in juxtaposition to its southern counterpart, this viewpoint ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2392

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19178AMST 2392  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Reserved for in-person enrollment only.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

AMST 2581

This lecture course serves as an introduction to the historical study of humanity's interrelationship with the natural world. Environmental history is a quickly evolving field, taking on increasing importance ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2581HIST 2581

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8060AMST 2581  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sachs, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8061AMST 2581  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8062AMST 2581  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8063AMST 2581  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8064AMST 2581  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2585

The rap superstar Drake, comedian Ilana Glazer, and muscleman Zac Efron are just three of the millennial Jewish stars examined in this course. We will ask how millennial Jewish stars depict Jewishness ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 21402AMST 2585  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2650

This course will introduce students to the African American literary tradition. Through aesthetic and contextual approaches, we will consider how African American life and culture has defined and constituted ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7850AMST 2650  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Spires, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2655

Exploration and analysis of the Hispanic experience in the United States. Examines the sociohistorical background and economic, psychological, and political factors that converge to shape a Latino group ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 2650LSP 2010SOC 2650

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5649AMST 2655  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 2650LSP 2010SOC 2650

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18853AMST 2655  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Velez, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2660

One thing many Americans think they know is their Indians: Pocahontas, the First Thanksgiving, fighting cowboys, reservation poverty, and casino riches. Under our very noses, however, Native American history ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AIIS 2660HIST 2660

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7153AMST 2660  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Reserved for in-person enrollment only.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  7455AMST 2660  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  7456AMST 2660  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

AMST 2675

This class aims to approach the literature and culture of the Cold War as the birth of the present "Age of Information," as well as the origin of modern notions of privacy that are now being superseded. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2675SHUM 2675

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16466AMST 2675  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Braddock, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2682

This lecture course explores the dramatic cultural, economic, and social upheavals in U.S. society during the 1960s and 1970s. It will primarily focus on the dynamic interactions between formal politics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2680

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17761AMST 2682  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kohler-Hausmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2710

This course is a blending of the Sociology of Education and Public Policy. Front and center in this course is the question of why consistent differential educational and economic outcomes exists in American ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •  8365AMST 2710  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8366AMST 2710  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8367AMST 2710  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8368AMST 2710  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8369AMST 2710  DIS 204

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8370AMST 2710  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: DSOC 2710EDUC 2710SOC 2710

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 21449AMST 2710  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 21450AMST 2710  DIS 206

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2725

This course is an introduction to Latina/o/x Performance investigating the historical and contemporary representations of Latina/o/xs in performance and media. Throughout the semester, students will critically ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LSP 2720PMA 2720

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17611AMST 2725  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Jaime, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2790

What does it mean to call a film is "Jewish"? Does it have to represent Jewish life? Does it have to feature characters identifiable as Jews? If artists who identify as Jews—actors, directors, screenwriters, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17414AMST 2790  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2792

In this course we will examine how we have come to narrate social, cultural, and political history in the United States, investigating the ways scholarly, curatorial, archival, and creative practices shape ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: HIST 2792SHUM 2792

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16880AMST 2792  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16884AMST 2792  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16885AMST 2792  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2885

This course will examine consumerism in the United States, first focusing on the rise of advertising, mass-market goods, shop windows, and department stores at the turn of the 20th century. We will examine ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2885

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19197AMST 2885  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bitar, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Students interested in joining the waitlist should email mm894@cornell.edu.

  • 19198AMST 2885  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bitar, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 19199AMST 2885  DIS 202

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Bitar, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 2983

What is distinctive about American Shakespeare? Is it merely a less confident cousin of its more prestigious UK relative; or does it have a character of its own? What is currently happening with 'American ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2983PMA 2683

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6837AMST 2983  LEC 001

    • RWashington, DC
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • O'Connor, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC.

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

  •  7628AMST 3071  LEC 001

    • FWashington, DC
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Silbey, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, DC.

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 Stdnt Opt

  • 16719AMST 3121  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18389AMST 3121  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18390AMST 3121  DIS 202

    • MIves Hall 305
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18391AMST 3121  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18392AMST 3121  DIS 204

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18393AMST 3121  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18394AMST 3121  DIS 206

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20765AMST 3121  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20766AMST 3121  DIS 208

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20846AMST 3121  DIS 209

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20847AMST 3121  DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3131

A general-education course to acquaint students with how our legal system pursues the goals of society. The course introduces students to various perspectives on the nature of law, what functions it ought ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3131LAW 4131

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17303AMST 3131  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Chutkow, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3185

This course explores the history, sociology, and ethics of risk. In particular, we will focus on the complex and often ambiguous relationship between science, technology, and risk. A historical perspective ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 3181HIST 3181STS 3181

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8456AMST 3185  LEC 001

    • WFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Slayton, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3214

This class explores dance across multiple stages—TikTok videos, concert halls, streets—to assess how people create, sustain, and challenge markers of difference (race, gender, sexuality, ability, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3214

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20264AMST 3214  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Aldape Munoz, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3405

This course explores research on race, ethnicity and language in American education. It examines historical and current patterns of school achievement for minoritized youths. It also examines the cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 3405EDUC 3405LSP 3405

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17675AMST 3405  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Villenas, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17676AMST 3405  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17677AMST 3405  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17678AMST 3405  DIS 203

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17679AMST 3405  DIS 204

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3424

In this course, we examine the role that law and language, as mutually constitutive mediating systems, occupy in constructing ethnoracial identity in the United States. We will approach law from a critical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17696AMST 3424  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

AMST 3430

A survey of the turning point of US. history: The Civil War (1861-1865) and its aftermath, Reconstruction (1865-1877). We will look at the causes, the coming, and the conduct, of the war, and the way in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 3430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16895AMST 3430  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Baptist, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16896AMST 3430  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16897AMST 3430  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16898AMST 3430  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16899AMST 3430  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3463

This course considers issues, approaches, and complexities in the contemporary television landscape. As television has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, this course provides students with ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3463VISST 3463

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17478AMST 3463  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sheppard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3562

The Western nation-state has failed to solve the two most pressing, indeed catastrophic, global problems: poverty and climate change. This failure is due to the inability of national policy to imagine ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AIIS 3560ENGL 3560

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8662AMST 3562  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cheyfitz, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3617

This course is open to experienced rappers, beatmakers, and vocalists interested forging collaborative relationships with other students. The fall semester will center on hip-hop's relationship to social ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3616

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 18679AMST 3617  STU 501

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fall, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3621

What is dissent, and what is its relationship to American Democratic principles? This course will examine the various forms of dissent and counter dissent in U.S. history from the Colonial phase to the ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3626SHUM 3620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18937AMST 3621  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Deily-Swearingen, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3703

The common perception of ethnicity is that it is a natural and an inevitable consequence of cultural difference. Asians overseas, in particular, have won repute as a people who cling tenaciously to their ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 3030ANTHR 3703ANTHR 6703

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17705AMST 3703  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Munasinghe, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3732

When an African and an African American meet, solidarity is presumed, but often friction is the result. In this course, we will consider how Africans and African Americans see each other through literature. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3742ENGL 3742SHUM 3742

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16468AMST 3732  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ngugi, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3747

Religious beliefs, practices, and conflicts shape our world and influence global politics.  Yet mediatized depictions of religion can be reductive and polarizing.  Moreover, these depictions may be different ... view course details

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  • 17490AMST 3747  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gainor, J

      West, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3820

As globalization draws the Americas ever closer together, reshaping our sense of a common and uncommon American culture, what claims might be made for a distinctive, diverse poetry and poetics of the America? ... view course details

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  •  7070AMST 3820  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 3870

Whether buying at a general store, shopping at a department store, or loitering at a mall, consumption has always formed an important part of the American experience. More than just commodities bought ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3870ILRLR 3870

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17815AMST 3870  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    Whether buying at a general store, shopping at a department store, or loitering at a mall, consumption has always formed an important part of the American experience. More than just commodities bought and sold, consumption is also about the institutions, social practices, cultural meanings, and economic functions that have surrounded the merchandise. This course will look at the changing meanings consumption has had for life, politics, and economy in the US over the past 300 years.

AMST 3900

An intensive study of a particular dramatist, period, form or problem in drama and/or performance. Topics, prerequisites and formats will vary from year to year. Topic for Spring: Power Plays: Contemporary ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3900

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18407AMST 3900  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Stratford, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4277AMST 3980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

AMST 3981

This course examines several areas of Latinx popular culture that influence U.S. politics and society, artistic productions, and aesthetic sensibilities, as well as popular and civic cultures. Mapping ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3980LSP 3980SHUM 3980

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16460AMST 3981  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Diaz, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  •  4278AMST 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 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

  • 16918AMST 4002  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ezell, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4030

Like all of us, poets change over time. In this course we'll track the shifting visions and styles of three major American poets whose work spans two centuries. Whitman, Stevens, and Ammons differ in many ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4030

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and A.R. Ammons

  • 17573AMST 4030  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gilbert, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4039

This course focuses on the American South in the nineteenth century as it made the transition from Reconstruction to new forms of social organization and patterns of race relations. Reconstruction will ... view course details

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  •  8219AMST 4039  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Washington, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4051

The death penalty has gotten increased media attention due to high profile death row exonerations, and has long been under siege for other reasons, such as racial disparities in its imposition and the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LAW 4051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17291AMST 4051  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LAW 4051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20546AMST 4051  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Blume, J

      Johnson, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4066

Computers and digital technologies including robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), internet-enabled platforms, and other "high-tech" drivers of automation have revolutionized the nature ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4066ILRLR 6066PADM 5411

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17819AMST 4066  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 217
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Litwin, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLR 4066ILRLR 6066PADM 5411

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19894AMST 4066  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Litwin, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are unable to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

AMST 4203

This advanced seminar traces transformations in citizenship and the franchise throughout U.S. history. Through readings, frequent short writings, discussion, and a final paper, the class examines the struggles ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4203

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16907AMST 4203  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kohler-Hausmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4280

Human bodies are inescapably enmeshed in our environments: human health and environmental health are inseparable. But human bodies are not equally impacted by environmental degradation and toxicity. ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BSOC 4280STS 4280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8360AMST 4280  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • LeBlanc, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4337

This seminar will examine U.S. culture and politics in the 1980s as a pivotal decade in shaping our contemporary cultural, social, and political landscape. We will consider how U.S. culture and politics ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6337HIST 4337HIST 6337

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19225AMST 4337  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Previous course work in History or American Studies recommended.

AMST 4502

How has the fiction and art of queers of color transformed the worlds we know? How have their theoretical interventions created new queer freedoms and new understandings of race and sexualities?  In this ... view course details

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  • 19028AMST 4502  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brady, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4627

If you haven't read contemporary U.S. American Indian fiction, then it might be fair to ask how much you know about the United States, its origins and its current condition. Since the 1960s, American Indians ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AIIS 4625ENGL 4625

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8665AMST 4627  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cheyfitz, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4658

Often referred to as a "second skin", aesthetic representations of clothing open the possibility of reimagining the visual economy of race—the belief that race can be located in the body's visible features ... view course details

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  • 17861AMST 4658  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lamm, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4705

This course explores nightlife as a temporality that fosters countercultural performances of the self and that serves as a site for the emergence of alternative kinship networks.  Focusing on queer communities ... view course details

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  •  7882AMST 4705  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Jaime, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4716

European empires used the law to justify colonialism and project sovereign authority over distant territories. But the legal regimes imposed by imperial centers on colonial peripheries were jurisdictionally ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6716HIST 4716HIST 6716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20414AMST 4716  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Schmitt, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4757

This course analyzes how cultural beliefs about masculinity intersect with race, sexuality, and citizenship. To emphasize how masculine norms vary across cultures, we will use the plural term "masculinities." ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4757FGSS 4757

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 21404AMST 4757  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 4994

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 Graded

  •  4280AMST 4994  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

AMST 5710

Examines the goals, roles, inputs, and outcomes of schooling in American society, and the policy environment in which schools operate. Analyzes controversies and tensions (e.g., equity, market forces, ... view course details

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  •  8388AMST 5710  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8389AMST 5710  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8390AMST 5710  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8391AMST 5710  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8392AMST 5710  DIS 204

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8393AMST 5710  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 21317AMST 6003  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ezell, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6011

Contemporary politics raise profound questions about the American past and how aspects of it have traveled across time and into the present, shaping US government and politics. This PhD-level seminar uses ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6011

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16747AMST 6011  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mettler, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6337

This seminar will examine U.S. culture and politics in the 1980s as a pivotal decade in shaping our contemporary cultural, social, and political landscape. We will consider how U.S. culture and politics ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4337HIST 4337HIST 6337

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19227AMST 6337  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6424

In this course, we examine the role that law and language, as mutually constitutive mediating systems, occupy in constructing ethnoracial identity in the United States. We will approach law from a critical ... view course details

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  • 17701AMST 6424  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

AMST 6502

How has the fiction and art of queers of color transformed the worlds we know? How have their theoretical interventions created new queer freedoms and new understandings of race and sexualities?  In this ... view course details

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  • 19029AMST 6502  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brady, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6596

This course pursues a theoretical and comparative understanding of the relationship between violence and power. Beginning with an overview of disputes over the politics of 'naming' violence, we will examine ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6596

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16757AMST 6596  SEM 101

    • WUris Hall 202
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

AMST 6645

In contemporary political contexts "democracy" is often invoked as the very ground of political legitimacy. There is very little agreement, however, on what democracy means or how it is best embodied in ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6645

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16743AMST 6645  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Frank, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6658

Often referred to as a "second skin", aesthetic representations of clothing open the possibility of reimagining the visual economy of race—the belief that race can be located in the body's visible features ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17866AMST 6658  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lamm, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6716

European empires used the law to justify colonialism and project sovereign authority over distant territories. But the legal regimes imposed by imperial centers on colonial peripheries were jurisdictionally ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4716HIST 4716HIST 6716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20415AMST 6716  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Schmitt, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

AMST 6809

Urban Representation Labs are intended to bring students and faculty into direct contact with complex urban representations spanning a wide media spectrum and evoking a broad set of humanist discourses. ... view course details

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  • Topic: Black & Indigenous Metropolitan Ecologies

  • 19147AMST 6809  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Goffe, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online