American Studies (AMST)Arts and Sciences

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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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    Three Week Summer.  Combined with: GOVT 1111

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

AMST 1572

The United States has spent most of its history fighting wars, first largely at home during the Revolution and American Civil War, then globally in the world wars, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Nearly ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Combined with: HIST 1572

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

AMST 3128

As new generations of leaders emerge in America's political, economic, educational, and cultural institutions (for good and ill), a national conversation about what constitutes leadership has continued.  ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Combined with: GOVT 3128

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

AMST 3141

The United States stands alone among Western, industrialized countries with its persistent, high rates of incarceration, long sentences, and continued use of the death penalty. This "American exceptionalism" ... view course details

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    Three Week Summer.  Combined with: GOVT 3141

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

AMST 4412

The importance of sports to American society and popular culture cannot be denied, and this seminar will study sports films' vital significance in representing the intersection of sports, history, and ... view course details

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    Three Week Summer.  Combined with: FGSS 4412PMA 4412VISST 4412

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt