American Studies

All American Studies (AMS) Courses

A. Introduction to American Studies (AMS core courses)

Key: **AMS listing dependent upon topic

BISAMS 363 Conflict and Connection in the Americas
BISAMS 364 Public Memory and Dissent in American Culture
BISAMS 365 Exploring American Culture: Popular and Consumer Culture
BISAMS 366 Exploring American Culture: Americans at the Margins
BISAMS 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
BISAMS 368 Sex, Love, Romance
BISAMS 369 American Culture and Mass Media

B. Methods and Modes of Inquiry 

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research
BIS 340 Approaches to Cultural Research
BIS 410 Topics in Qualitative Inquiry

C. Literature, Media, and Art in Cultural Context

BIS 204 Introduction to Journalism
BIS 216 Introduction to Cultural Studies
BIS 233 Participatory Media Culture
BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy
BIS 309 History of Dance in Europe and America
BIS 322 **Topics in Performance Studies
BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights
BIS 336 Native American Cultures: The Northwest Coast
BIS 339 **Issues in Global Cultural Studies
BIS 341 **Topics in the Study of Culture
BIS 347 History of American Documentary Film
BIS 351 Topics in American Culture
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 378 Languages of Poetry
BIS 379 American Ethnic Literatures
BIS 383 American Art and Architecture
BIS 385 Cross-Cultural Oral Traditions
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 America
BIS 451 Northwest Indian Myths and Tales
BIS 455 Literature and Sexuality
BIS 460 **Topics in Critical Theory
BIS 464 ** Topics in Advanced Cinema Studies
BIS 465 Performance, History, Memory
BIS 476 ** Issues in Art History
BIS 481 Modernism, Postmodernism, and American Literature
BIS 485 **Topics in Cultural Studies
BIS 486 **Studies in Women and Literature
BIS 487 Topics in American Literature
BISCLA 318 Performance, Identity, Community and Everyday Life
BISCLA 349 Hollywood Cinema and Genres
BISCLA 360 Literature, Film and Consumer Culture
BISCLA 384 Literary and Popular Genres
BISIA 319 Interdisciplinary Arts
BISIA 484 Arts Learning in the Community
BISMCS 333 Media and Communication Studies
BISMCS 471 **Advanced Topics in Media and Communication
BISMCS 472 **Advanced Media Production Workshop

D. Policies, Institutions, and Social Structure

BIS 219 The Politics of Sex Education
BIS 224 Introduction to Feminist Studies
BIS 242 Environmental Geography
BIS 256 Introduction to African American Studies
BIS 265 Multicultural America
BIS 266 United States History to 1865
BIS 267 United States History from 1865
BIS 275 Social Problems
BIS 280 U.S. Political Processes
BIS 293 **Special Topics
BIS 305 **Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
BIS 308 **Issues in Philosophy and Culture
BIS 314 **Topics in Geography
BIS 318 Education and Society
BIS 327 History of U.S. Labor Institutions
BIS 330 Democratic Capitalism in the United States
BIS 335 Human Rights in America
BIS 338 Political Institutions and Processes
BIS 345 American Environmental Thought
BIS 352 Mapping Communities
BIS 353 Human Rights in Theory and Practice
BIS 369 Women Across Cultures
BIS 391 Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest
BIS 392 Water and Sustainability
BIS 393 **Special Topics
BIS 396 **Topics in Sustainability
BIS 397 **Topics in Environmental Studies
BIS 401 **Topics in Economic History and Analysis
BIS 403 Washington DC Seminar on Human Rights
BIS 406 Urban Planning and Geography
BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights
BIS 415 Public Policy and Law
BIS 419 Urban Politics and Policy
BIS 421 Technology Policy
BIS 425 Topics in United States Social and Political History
BIS 426 Comparative Urban Politics
BIS 431 **Issues in Sexual Politics and Culture
BIS 433 Gender, Work and Family
BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems
BIS 440 **Topics in Everyday Social and Cultural Life
BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy
BIS 444 **Issues in Comparative History
BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality
BIS 446 Science, Expertise and Public Policy
BIS 448 Social Policy
BIS 449 **Advanced Topics in Psychology
BIS 463 U.S. Women's History
BIS 466 Human Rights and Resistance
BIS 468 Human Rights and Sustainable Development
BIS 470 Art, Politics, and Social Change
BIS 491 **Topics in Policy Studies
BIS 493 **Special Topics
BIS 496 **Community Service Project
BIS 497 Political Internship in State Government
BISCP 343 Community Psychology
BISGST 362 Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies
BISLEP 302 Policy Analysis
BISSEB 304 Institutions and Social Change
BISSEB 331 The Family in U.S. Society
BISSEB 333 The Individual and Society
BISSEB 359 Ethics and Society
BISSTS 307 Science, Technology, and Society
BCUSP 206 The Dream Project (2 credits)
BEDUC 220 Education & Society
BEDUC 391 **Special Topics: Diversity Council Internship (1-5 credits)
BEDUC 475 Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education (3 credits)

E. Advanced American Studies

BIS 423 The City in American Culture
BIS 424 Topics in American Studies
BIS 461 Studies in U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History
BIS 462 The Culture of the Cold War in America
BIS 467 Post-1945 U.S. Youth Culture