American Studies by Requirement


Pre-1865 American History

  • African and African American Studies 118 The History of African Americans from the Slave Trade to the Civil War. Brown.
  • Anthropology 1080. American History Before Columbus. Liebmann.
  • General Education 1133. Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought? Stauffer.
  • History 12g. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown.
  • History 12m. Abolitionist Women and their Worlds. Miles.
  • History 14m. "Black Indians": History, Identity, and Theory. Miles.
  • History 84g. Harvard and Slavery. Beckert.
  • History 1005. The Early American Republic: The United States from 1783-1873. Gordon-Reed.
  • History 1015. Native American Women: History and Myth. Miles.
  • History 1028. Race, Capitalism, and the Coming of the Civil War. Johnson.
  • History and Literature 90db. Museums in America. Gochberg.
  • History and Literature 90ei. Islam in Early America. Urus.
  • History and Literature 90em. Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas. Niles.

Pre-1865 American Literature

  • General Education 1133. Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought? Stauffer.
  • General Education 1172. Poetry in America. New.
  • History and Literature 90db. Museums in America. Gochberg.
  • History and Literature 90ei. Islam in Early America. Urus.
  • History and Literature 90em. Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas. Niles.

1865-1945 American History

  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 137. Asian American Mobility and Transpacific Movements. Sato.
  • Folklore and Mythology 172. Quilts and Quiltmaking. Lufkin.
  • General Education 1133. Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought? Stauffer.
  • History 74l. The New Deal and American Liberalism. Flehinger.
  • History 1433. History of American Populisms. Flehinger.
  • History 1465. The United States and World Order since 1900. Manela.
  • History and Literature 90db. Museums in America. Gochberg.
  • History and Literature 90dv. Red Scares. Biel and Kaminsky.
  • History and Literature 90dy. Race and American Empire. Mitchell.
  • History and Literature 90ed. Music and Resistance in the Modern United States. Caplan.
  • History and Literature 90er. Industrialization and Inequality: From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era. Day Frank.

1865-1945 American Literature

  • English 178x. The American Novel: Dreiser to the Present. Fisher.
  • English 195tw. 20th Century African American Literature. Carpio.
  • General Education 1133. Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought? Stauffer.
  • History and Literature 90db. Museums in America. Gochberg.
  • History and Literature 90dv. Red Scares. Biel and Kaminsky.
  • History and Literature 90dy. Race and American Empire. Mitchell.
  • History and Literature 90ed. Music and Resistance in the Modern United States. Caplan.
  • History and Literature 90er. Industrialization and Inequality: From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era. Day Frank.

Category A:  One course on transnational themes (e.g. diaspora, migration, empire) and/or comparative approaches that examines the United States in a wider, global context

  • African and African American Studies 118 The History of African Americans from the Slave Trade to the Civil War. Brown.
  • African and African American Studies 119x. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin.
  • English 63d. Migrations: Narrating Displacement. TBA.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 136. Race, Gender, and American Empire. Waits.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 137. Asian American Mobility and Transpacific Movements. Sato.
  • General Education 1115. Human Trafficking, Slavery and Abolition in the Modern World. Patterson.
  • History 12g. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown.
  • History 82f. The Origins of the Cold War: The Yalta Conference (1945). Plokhii.
  • History 89j. The United States and China: Opium War to the Present. Manela.
  • History 1001. The War in Vietnam. Logevall.
  • History 1006. Native American and Indigenous Studies: An Introduction. Deloria.
  • History 1028. Race, Capitalism, and the Coming of the Civil War. Johnson.
  • History 1465. The United States and World Order since 1900. Manela.
  • History 1908. Racial Capitalism and the Black Radical Tradition. Brown and Johnson. 
  • History and Literature 90dy. Race and American Empire. Mitchell.
  • History and Literature 90eg. Human Rights and Ethnic Studies. Sanchez.
  • History and Literature 90em. Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas. Niles.
  • History and Literature 90eq. Nuclear Imperialisms. Hogue.
  • History and Literature 90et. Asian America's Vietnam War. Nguyen.

Category B: One course on race and ethnicity in American history and/or literature

  • African and African American Studies 118 The History of African Americans from the Slave Trade to the Civil War. Brown.
  • African and African American Studies 119x. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin.
  • African and African American Studies 134x. How Sweet it is to be Loved By You: Black Love and the Emotional Politics of Respect. Morgan and Kincaid.
  • African and African American Studies 142 Hiphop and Don't Stop. I Am Hiphop: Build, Respect, Represent. Morgan.
  • African and African American Studies 145x. The Hiphop Cipher: "These are the Breaks." Morgan and Douthit.
  • African and African American Studies 152y. 20th Century African American Literature. Carpio.
  • African and African American Studies 191x. African American Lives in the Law. Higginbotham.
  • African and African American Studies 131y. Black Women's Voices in the #MeToo Era. Chavers.
  • African and African American Studies 186x. Childhood in African America. Bernstein.
  • Anthropology 1080. American History Before Columbus. Liebmann.
  • Comparative Literature 119. Mainstream Jews. Zaritt.
  • Comparative Literature 131. The Arab-American Experience in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture. Naddaff.
  • English 90a. Memory in Asian American Literature. Zong York.
  • English 90cp. Contemporary American Plays. Miller.
  • English 90rj. Race and Jurisprudence. Menand.
  • English 175pl. American Protest Literature: Paine & Wheatley to the Present. Stauffer.
  • English 195tw. 20th Century African American Literature. Carpio.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 133. Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity. Craig.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 134. Race, Solidarity, and the Carceral State. Awartani.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 136. Race, Gender, and American Empire. Waits.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 137. Asian American Mobility and Transpacific Movements. Sato.
  • General Education 1133. Is the U.S. Civil War Still Being Fought? Stauffer.
  • History 12g. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown.
  • History 12m. Abolitionist Women and Their Worlds. Miles.
  • History 12n. Abolition Ecologies: Nature, Race, and Labor in the United States. Croog.
  • History 13c. St. Louis from Lewis and Clark to Michael Brown. Johnson.
  • History 14m. "Black Indians": History, Identity, and Theory. Miles.
  • History 84g. Harvard and Slavery. Beckert.
  • History 84h. The Northern Side of the Civil Rights Movement. Higginbotham.
  • History 1006. Native American and Indigenous Studies: An Introduction. Deloria.
  • History 1015. Native American Women: History and Myth. Miles.
  • History 1028. Race, Capitalism, and the Coming of the Civil War. Johnson.
  • History and Literature 90dy. Race and American Empire. Mitchell.
  • History and Literature 90ed. Music and Resistance in the Modern United States. Caplan.
  • History and Literature 90ef. White Rage: Progress and Backlash in American History. Pope.
  • History and Literature 90eg. Human Rights and Ethnic Studies. Sanchez.
  • History and Literature 90eh Asian-American Genre Fictions. Song.
  • History and Literature 90ei. Islam in Early America. Urus.
  • History and Literature 90eo. The Reinvention of New York City. King.
  • History and Literature 90es. Prison Abolition. Dichter.
  • History and Literature 90et. Asian America's Vietnam War. Nguyen.
  • History of Science 148. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: A History of Health Disparities in America. Hammonds.
  • Religion 1417. The Ethical and Religious Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. Williams.
  • Religion 1587. Religion and Race in the United States. Thomas.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1251 Gender and Sexuality in Asian-American Writing and Film. TBA.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1283 Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1469 Luxury and Commodity Pleasures: Histories of Gender, Sex, and Racial Capitalism. Craig.

Category C:  One course on gender and sexuality in American history and/or literature

  • African and African American Studies 131y. Black Women's Voices in the #MeToo Era. Chavers.
  • African and African American Studies 134x. How Sweet it is to be Loved By You: Black Love and the Emotional Politics of Respect. Morgan and Kincaid.
  • English 90lg. Introduction to LGBTQ Literature. Burt.
  • English 90t. Resisting Toxicity: Rachel Carson, Dolores Huerta, and Environmental Nonfiction. Dimick.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 131. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light.
  • Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 136. Race, Gender, and American Empire. Waits.
  • Folklore and Mythology 172. Quilts and Quiltmaking. Lufkin.
  • Folklore and Mythology 177. Assertive Stitches: Domestic Arts and Public Conflict. Lufkin.
  • General Education 1130. Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism, and Gay Liberation. Bronski.
  • History 12m. Abolitionist Women and Their Worlds. Miles.
  • History 1015. Native American Women: History and Myth. Miles.
  • History and Literature 90ek. American Noir. Allan.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1219 Domestic Witness: "At Home" for Better or Worse. Thompson.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1225 Leaning In, Hooking Up: Visions of Feminism and Femininity in the 21st Century.Thompson.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1251 Gender and Sexuality in Asian-American Writing and Film. TBA.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1283 Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light.
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1469 Luxury and Commodity Pleasures: Histories of Gender, Sex, and Racial Capitalism. Craig.