Approved Electives for American Studies

The following courses are recommended as electives. Other classes, not included in the list below, may be counted toward the major with the approval of the program director. Students majoring in American studies should consult their advisor in designing their program of study and selecting the appropriate electives.

American Studies (attribute AMST)
AFST 150Introduction to African and African American Studies4
AFST 160Introduction to Black Women's Studies4
AFST 210Blackness in American Popular Culture4
AMST 251Black Masculinity in the United States4
AMST 255Imagining Africa4
AMST 340African American Women's Short Stories4
AMST 351Toni Morrison4
AMST 444Independent Study2,4
ANTH 301American Culture4
ANTH 302Southern Cultures4
ARTH 212American Animation, 1910-19604
ARTH 340American Art4
EDUC 279History of American Education4
ENGL 224Slavery and Race in the American Literary Imagination4
ENGL 330The Life and Literature of Tennessee Williams4
ENGL 338Border Fictions: Literature of the U.S.-Mexico Border4
ENGL 377American Literature, Beginnings to 18554
ENGL 378American Literature from 1850-19004
ENGL 379Origins and Development of the American Novel: 1790 to 19204
ENGL 380Emily Dickinson4
ENGL 391Modern American Poetry4
ENGL 392Modern American Fiction4
ENGL 393Faulkner4
ENGL 394Literature of the American South4
ENGL 395African-American Literature4
ENGL 396American Environmental Literature4
ENGL 397Contemporary American Fiction4
ENGL 398American Poetry Since World War II4
HIST 201History of the United States I4
HIST 202History of the United States II4
HIST 204Rich and Poor in America from the Colonial Period to the Present4
HIST 231African-American History to 18654
HIST 232African-American History since 18654
HIST 235Introduction to Public History4
HIST 237Women in U.S. History, 1600-18704
HIST 238Women in U.S. History, 1870 to the Present4
HIST 295History of Southern Appalachia4
HIST 316The African-American Church in Slavery and Freedom4
HIST 317African-American Intellectual History4
HIST 322Southern Lives4
HIST 323The Many Faces of Sewanee4
HIST 324Colonial and Imperial Warfare in North America and Southern Africa4
HIST 325Revolutionary America4
HIST 327The Old South4
HIST 328Slavery, Race, and the University4
HIST 336Hours of Crisis in U.S. History4
HIST 347The American Civil Rights Movement4
HIST 375The Outlaw in American Culture4
HIST 393America's Civil War4
HIST 493The Civil War and American Historical Memory4
ITAL 309Italian Americans in Cinema and Literature4
POLS 107The Political Agenda4
POLS 203The Presidency4
POLS 204The American Congress4
POLS 222United States Foreign Policy4
POLS 223Introduction to Public Policy4
POLS 313Environmental Politics and Policy4
POLS 330Race and Ethnicity in American Politics4
POLS 331Constitutional Law: Balancing Powers4
POLS 335The Politics of the American South4
POLS 338Constitutional Law: Civil Rights4
POLS 343Visions of Constitutional Order4
POLS 344Myth America4
POLS 373African-American Political Thought4
RELG 119Religion in American History4
RELG 235Cult Controversies: Race, Gender, and Sex in America's 'Alternative' Religions4
RELG 348Business of Religion4
RHET 311U.S. Public Address I: 1620-18654
RHET 312U.S. Public Address II: 1865-Present4
RHET 331Voices of American Women4
RHET 411Rhetoric in the Age of Protest, 1948-19734
SAST 220Place, Memory, and Identity4
SPAN 389U.S. Latino and Latina Literature and Culture4
WMST 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies4
WMST 160Introduction to Black Women's Studies4
WMST 251Black Masculinity in the United States4
WMST 340African American Women's Short Stories4
WMST 351Toni Morrison4