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American Studies Courses

The American Studies Program currently offers the following courses:

AMST 300. Introduction to American Studies (3)
Interdisciplinary approaches to study of American civilization from colonial period through twentieth century. Significant issues and problems in American life examined from perspectives of several disciplines.

AMST 350I. California Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper division status.
Interdisciplinary examination of California culture. Emphasis on how California’s history, politics, environment, social movements, art, and literature produce a contested and always changing culture.

AMST 351. Celebrity in American Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper division status.
Interdisciplinary examination of the changing meanings of fame in American society, addressing the production, consumption and cultural work of celebrity.

AMST 360. Explorations in American Popular Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; Upper-division status.
Examines broad terrain of American popular culture from multiple disciplinary perspectives, interrogating both the form and content of cultural production and reception in the past and present.

AMST 421I. Animals in American Culture (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper division status.
Interdisciplinary examination of the role of non-human animals in making cultural meaning. Traces the many ways in which animals, not just humans, have shaped American history and culture.

495. Selected Topics in American Studies (3)
Prerequisites: GE Foundation; upper-division status.
Topics of current interest in American Studies selected for intensive development.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in Schedule of Classes.

AMST 498. Senior Seminar in American Studies (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of AMST 300 and 18 units of upper-division work in American Studies or affiliated fields.
Capstone research course for American Studies majors.

Schedule of Classes

Spring 2014

Class offerings as of : JULY 23, 2014

American Studies - (AMST)

AMST 350 - CALIFORNIA CULTURE

3 Units GE AREA: C3, F
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 07/23
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 18418   SEM TuTh 11-12:15PM LA5-169 Maram L  

AMST 351 - CELEBRITY IN AMER CULTURE

3 Units GE AREA: D2
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 07/23
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 24543 1 SEM W 6:30-9:15PM LA5-154 Maram L  

AMST 360 - EXPL AMER POP CULT

3 Units
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 07/23
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 17523 1 LEC Tu 6:30-9:15PM
Yes
AS-235 Hashima L  

AMST 495 - SELECTED TOPICS

3 Units
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 07/23
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 20712 1,9 SEM Th 4-6:45PM
Yes
LA1-304 Hashima L Clnary Advntrs in Cntmpry Amer

AMST 498 - SENIOR SEMINAR IN AMER STUDIES

3 Units
SEC. CLASS # CLASS NOTES TYPE DAYS TIME OPEN SEATS
as of 07/23
LOCATION INSTRUCTOR COMMENT
01 16023 1 SEM M 6:30-9:15PM LA1-307 Schrank S  

Class Notes for American Studies

Number Note
1

Prerequisite and/or co-requisite - see University Catalog.

9

Special topic or variable content course - see descriptions on CSULB/Enrollment Services website or contact department office for a course description.