American Studies

All American and Ethnic Studies (AES) Courses

A. Introduction to American and Ethnic Studies (AES core course)

BISAMS 305 Power, Dissent, and American Culture                                       

B. Skills & Methods

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research
BIS 340 Approaches to Cultural Research

C. Critical Theory and Practice(CTP) :5 credits

BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism
BIS 216 Introduction to Cultural Studies
BIS 219 The Politics of Sex Education
BIS 221 Gender and Sexuality
BIS 224 Introduction to Feminist Studies
BIS 242 Environmental Geography
BIS 275 Social Problems
BIS 310 Women, Culture, and Development
BIS 318 Education and Society
BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights
BIS 330 Democratic Capitalism in the United States
BIS 338 Political Institutions and Processes
BIS 352 Mapping Communities
BIS 353 Human Rights in Theory and Practice
BIS 369 Women Across Cultures
BIS 403 Washington D.C. Seminar on Human Rights
BIS 410 **Topics in Qualitative Inquiry
BIS 414 **Topics in Human Rights
BIS 415 Public Policy and Law
BIS 418 Masculinity, Homoeroticism,and Queer Theory in American Culture
BIS 426 Comparative Urban Politics
BIS 431 **Issues in Sexual Politics and Cultures
BIS 433 Gender, Work, and Family
BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy
BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality
BIS 446 Science, Expertise, and Public Policy
BIS 448 Social Policy
BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality
BIS 465 Performance, History, and Memory
BIS 468 Human Rights and Sustainable Development
BISAMS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture
BISAMS 365 Popular and Consumer Culture
BISAMS 366 Americans at the Margins
BISAMS 367 Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
BISAMS 368 Sex, Love, Romance
BISCLA 318 Performance, Identity, Community, and Everyday Life
BISGST 362 Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies
BISSEB 304 Institutions and Social Change
BISSEB 331 The Family in U.S. Society
BISSEB 333 The Individual and Society
BISSTS 307 Science, Technology, and Society
B EDUC 220 Education and Society
B EDUC 475 Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education

D. Historical and Social Inquiry(HSI):5 credits

BIS 224 Introduction to Feminist Studies
BIS 256 Introduction to African American Studies
BIS 257 Introduction to Asian American Studies
BIS 258 Introduction to Latino/Latina Studies
BIS 265 Multicultural America
BIS 266 United States History to 1865
BIS 267 United States History from 1865
BIS 280 U.S. Political Processes
BIS 309 History of Dance in Europe and America
BIS 318 Education and Society
BIS 327 History of U.S. Labor Institutions
BIS 335 Human Rights in America
BIS 336 Native American Cultures: The Northwest Coast
BIS 345 American Environmental Thought
BIS 347 History of American Documentary Films
BIS 357 Native American Religious and Philosophical Thought
BIS 370 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
BIS 371 Twentieth-Century American Literature
BIS 379 American Ethnic Literature
BIS 383 American Art and Architecture
BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions
BIS 389 American Indian Literature
BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest
BIS 418 Masculinity, Homoeroticism, and Queer Theory in American Culture
BIS 423 The City in American Culture
BIS 425 **Topics in United States Social and Political History
BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy
BIS 444 **Issues in Comparative History
BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality
BIS 451 Northwest Indian Myths and Tales
BIS 463 U.S. Women's History
BIS 465 Performance, History, and Memory
BIS 466 Human Rights and Resistance
BIS 467 Post-1945 U.S. Youth Culture: Culture, Theory, and History
BIS 481 Modernism, Postmodernism, and American Culture
BISAMS 363 Conflict, and Connection in the Americas
BISAMS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture
BISAMS 365 Popular and Consumer Culture
BISAMS 367 Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
BISAMS 368 Sex, Love, and Romance
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres
BISCLA 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture

E. Textual Analysis and Interpretation(TAI):5 credits

BIS 216 Introduction to Cultural Studies
BIS 233 Participatory Media Culture
BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy
BIS 256 Introduction to African American Studies
BIS 257 Introduction to Asian American Studies
BIS 258 Introduction to Latino/Latina Studies
BIS 265 Multicultural America (Title Change Pending)
BIS 335 Human Rights in America
BIS 345 American Environmental Thought
BIS 347 History of American Documentary Films
BIS 357 Native American Religious and Philosophical Thought
BIS 361 Studies in American Literature
BIS 370 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
BIS 371 Twentieth-Century American Literature
BIS 375 Mexican Art and Culture
BIS 378 The Language of Poetry
BIS 379 American Ethnic Literatures
BIS 383 American Art and Architecture
BIS 387 Women and American Literature
BIS 389 American Indian Literature
BIS 407 Children's Literature and Reader Response Criticism
BIS 418 Masculinity, Homoeroticism, and Queer Theory in American Culture
BIS 423 The City in American Culture
BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality
BIS 466 Human Rights and Resistance
BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change
BIS 481 Modernism, Postmodernism, and American Literature
BIS 487 Topics in American Literature
BISAMS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture
BISAMS 368 Sex, Love, Romance
BISAMS 369 American Culture and Mass Media
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres
BISCLA 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture
BISCLA 384 Literary and Popular Genres
BISMCS 333 Media and Communication Studies

F. Topics Courses (determined by topic)

BIS 293 Special Topics
BIS 351 Topics in American Culture
BIS 393 Special Topics
BIS 396 Topics in Sustainability
BIS 424 Topics in American Studies
BIS 493 Special Topics