American Studies (AMST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

AMST 1101

This course provides an introduction to interdisciplinary considerations of American culture. Specific topics change from year to year and may include: food and nature, broadly defined; the transformation ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5944 AMST 1101   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6173 AMST 1101   DIS 201

    • R Uris Hall G20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6174 AMST 1101   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6175 AMST 1101   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6176 AMST 1101   DIS 204

    • R White Hall 104
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 1139

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Adapting Musical Theatre

  • 18939 AMST 1139   SEM 101

    • TR White Hall B04
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Colpitts, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Due to the overlap in material, you will not receive credit for this class if you have previously taken PMA 1164 taught by Andrew Colpitts. For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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

  • 17484 AMST 1312   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17485 AMST 1312   DIS 201

    • R Lincoln Hall 124
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17486 AMST 1312   DIS 202

    • R Lincoln Hall 124
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17487 AMST 1312   DIS 203

    • R Lincoln Hall 124
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17488 AMST 1312   DIS 204

    • R Lincoln Hall 124
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17489 AMST 1312   DIS 205

    • F Lincoln Hall B20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17490 AMST 1312   DIS 206

    • F Lincoln Hall B20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17491 AMST 1312   DIS 207

    • F Lincoln Hall B20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17492 AMST 1312   DIS 208

    • F Lincoln Hall B20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Peraino, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  5961 AMST 1500   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Grovogui, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 1540

This course studies the history of American capitalism. It helps you to answer these questions: What is capitalism? Is the U.S. more capitalist than other countries? How has capitalism shaped the history ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1540ILRLR 1845

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6865 AMST 1540   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6868 AMST 1540   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6869 AMST 1540   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6870 AMST 1540   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6871 AMST 1540   DIS 204

    • F Sibley Hall 115
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6872 AMST 1540   DIS 205

    • F Uris Hall 312
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6873 AMST 1540   DIS 206

    • F McGraw Hall 365
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6874 AMST 1540   DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6875 AMST 1540   DIS 208

    • R Uris Hall 312
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6876 AMST 1540   DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6877 AMST 1540   DIS 210

    • F Sibley Hall 211
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6878 AMST 1540   DIS 211

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6879 AMST 1540   DIS 212

    • F McGraw Hall 145
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AIIS 1110

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3344 AMST 1601   LEC 001

    • MW Fernow Hall G24
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Kassam, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3345 AMST 1601   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3346 AMST 1601   DIS 202

    • W Warren Hall 138
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Kassam, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5447 AMST 1601   DIS 203

    • M Warren Hall 138
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Kassam, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 1802

This course seeks a fuller recounting of U.S. history by remapping what we understand as "America." We will examine traditional themes in the teaching of U.S. history—territorial expansion and empire, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17044 AMST 1802   LEC 001

    • TR Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Garcia, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4741 AMST 2000   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5790 AMST 2000   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5791 AMST 2000   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5792 AMST 2000   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5793 AMST 2000   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5794 AMST 2000   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5795 AMST 2000   DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6222 AMST 2000   DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6223 AMST 2000   DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  5879 AMST 2001   LEC 001

    • M Uris Hall G01
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Earle, C

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

AMST 2016

This course is a seminar focused on a service-learning approach to understanding the history of neoliberal transformations of the global economy through the lens of an island (Jamaica) and a community ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one field studies. Combined with: ASRC 2006HIST 2006

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17167 AMST 2016   SEM 101

    • TR Morrill Hall 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Baptist, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17168 AMST 2016   FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Apr 2 - Apr 8, 2023
    • Baptist, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Petersfield, Jamaica.

AMST 2253

This seminar examines the Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican diasporas in the United States. We will examine US relations with these three countries; the root causes of this Caribbean migration; their ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2253LATA 2252LSP 2253

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17191 AMST 2253   SEM 101

    • TR McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Garcia, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2330

How does literary language depict the experience of physical suffering? Can a poem or a novel palliate pain, illness, even the possibility of death? From darkly comic narratives of black plague to the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18466 AMST 2330   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2354

This seminar examines some of the political and cultural visions of Africa and Africans held by African-American intellectuals and activists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2354HIST 2354SHUM 2354

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6915 AMST 2354   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2512

This course focuses on African American women in the 20th century. The experiences of black women will be examined from a social, practical, communal, and gendered perspective. Topics include the Club ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: ASRC 2512FGSS 2512HIST 2512SHUM 2512

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6960 AMST 2512   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Nunley, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6961 AMST 2512   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6962 AMST 2512   DIS 202

  • 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
  • 17019 AMST 2562   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6094 AMST 2581   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6095 AMST 2581   DIS 201

    • R Uris Hall 369
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6096 AMST 2581   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6097 AMST 2581   DIS 203

    • F White Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6098 AMST 2581   DIS 204

    • F Uris Hall 302
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2620

This course will introduce both a variety of writings by Asian North American authors and some critical issues concerning the production and reception of Asian American texts. Working primarily with novels, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AAS 2620ENGL 2620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6749 AMST 2620   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 2635

This course looks at the American Gothic tradition as showing us the fissures in early American political life specifically around the issues of slavery and Native American land rights. While Gothic literature ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2635

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17005 AMST 2635   SEM 101

    • TR Morrill Hall 111
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Warren, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2790PMA 2490VISST 2790

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16717 AMST 2790   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Shapiro, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17681 AMST 2792   LEC 001

    • TR Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17959 AMST 2792   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17960 AMST 2792   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17961 AMST 2792   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17962 AMST 2792   DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: 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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  • 18304 AMST 2980   LEC 001

    • MW Upson Hall 216
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vidan, G

  • Instruction Mode: 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
  • 17391 AMST 3015   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3024

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Syllabi: none
  • 18359 AMST 3024   LEC 080

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, D.C.

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

  •  6023 AMST 3071   LEC 001

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

AMST 3092

How is public policy really formed in the United States today? Who are the key actors and decision makers who shape the laws and regulations that impact us at the local, state and federal levels of government? ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18356 AMST 3092   LEC 080

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, D.C.

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

  • 16916 AMST 3112   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17858 AMST 3112   DIS 201

    • M McGraw Hall 365
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17859 AMST 3112   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17860 AMST 3112   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 18179 AMST 3131   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3145

This course will explore the traditional dynamic and norms of political press coverage in the United States, and the impact of those patterns on both the government and the nation; some of the ways longstanding ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18373 AMST 3145   LEC 080

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Taught in Washington, D.C.

AMST 3248

This course provides a long-term overview of the indigenous peoples of Cornell's home region and their neighbors from an archaeological perspective.  Cornell students live and work in the traditional territory ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17248 AMST 3248   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3401

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3401GOVT 3211

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7161 AMST 3401   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  6396 AMST 3405   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Library 2B02
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Villenas, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6397 AMST 3405   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6398 AMST 3405   DIS 202

    • F White Hall 114
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6399 AMST 3405   DIS 203

    • F Uris Hall 303
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6400 AMST 3405   DIS 204

    • F Uris Hall 438
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3533

This course explores the history, theory, and craft of writing for film, television, and other narrative media (including documentary, reality television, interactive media, etc.). We consider the vital ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 3533

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16990 AMST 3533   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3565

Mainstream media would have us believe that driving a new Toyota Prius, recycling, and shopping "clean" at Whole Foods would make us all food environmentalists, right? Additionally, climate change and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3565ENGL 3565FGSS 3565

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17023 AMST 3565   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3590

This course provides a critical historical interrogation of what Black Marxism author Cedric Robinson called "the Black Radical Tradition." It will introduce students to some of the major currents in the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3590HIST 3590

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17244 AMST 3590   LEC 001

    • TR Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Rickford, R

  • 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3616

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  6453 AMST 3617   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3675

This course focuses on works that exemplify environmental consciousness—a sense that humans are not the center of the world and that to think they are may have catastrophic consequences for humans themselves. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3675

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6810 AMST 3675   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3715

This course overviews political theories of colonialism and empire, and in doing so, allows us to pose questions about the constitutive elements of our modernity, such as slavery, racism, dependency, and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3715

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18456 AMST 3715   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Adalet, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18457 AMST 3715   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18458 AMST 3715   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3742ENGL 3742SHUM 3742

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6301 AMST 3732   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Ngugi, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 3764

What can lawyers and judges learn from the study of literature? This course explores the relevance of imaginative literature (novels, drama, poetry, and film) to questions of law and social justice from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18526 AMST 3764   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  • 17284 AMST 3820   SEM 101

    • TR Sibley Hall 115
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Monroe, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  3439 AMST 3980   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • 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

  •  3440 AMST 3990   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4021

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7038 AMST 4021   SEM 101

    • F Olin Library 403
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Bensel, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4023

What does it mean to be Black and Indigenous? For much of United States history, at least, to be Black and Indigenous was a legal if not social impossibility. Even as societies around the world have embraced ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 4023FGSS 4023

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18898 AMST 4023   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Chresfield, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7673 AMST 4051   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4157

This seminar invites students to consider major debates and historiographical problems that emerge in the history of race in nineteenth-century America. Through in-depth reading, engaging discussion, and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6157HIST 4157HIST 6157

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19203 AMST 4157   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4218

This course will offer students an opportunity to view the process of shaping national debates from the perspective of the United States Senate. The modern Senate will serve as the point of reference for ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 4218HIST 4030

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17679 AMST 4218   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class is taught in Washington DC as part of the Course in Washington program.

AMST 4434

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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  • 17255 AMST 4434   SEM 101

    • F McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Santiago-Irizarry, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 4603

This course takes up literatures and arts of Black speculation in the broadest terms, from science fiction and fantasy to Afrofuturism and Afropunk to Phillis Wheatley's and Outkast's poetics. We'll give ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 4655ENGL 4605SHUM 4605

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6842 AMST 4603   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •  6066 AMST 4705   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  3442 AMST 4994   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

AMST 6157

This seminar invites students to consider major debates and historiographical problems that emerge in the history of race in nineteenth-century America. Through in-depth reading, engaging discussion, and ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4157HIST 4157HIST 6157

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19209 AMST 6157   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6248

This course provides a long-term overview of the indigenous peoples of Cornell's home region and their neighbors from an archaeological perspective.  Cornell students live and work in the traditional territory ... view course details

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  • 17350 AMST 6248   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  • 17374 AMST 6424   SEM 101

    • F McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Santiago-Irizarry, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6656

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 6656PHIL 6430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Free Speech

  • 17112 AMST 6656   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Marmor, A

      Shoemaker, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6809

Urban Justice Labs are innovative seminars designed to bring students into direct contact with complex questions about race and social justice within the context of American urban culture, architecture, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Seeing to Be in the Aftermath

  • 18703 AMST 6809   SEM 101

    • T A D White House 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Obadike, K

      Van Clief-Stefanon, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

AMST 6865

This seminar is an intensive study of the political thought of W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr. Approaching texts in contexts, we will read works including The Souls of Black Folks, Darkwater, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 6865GOVT 6865

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19233 AMST 6865   SEM 101

    • T McGraw Hall 366
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Livingston, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person