Introduction to American Studies (3)
An interdisciplinary survey of the culture of the United States.
Popular Culture and the Media (3,3)
Popular arts, attitudes, folklore, and myths in print, broadcast, electronic, and commercial media; relationship of popular culture to vogues, movements, censorship, audience, leisure, politics, business, and technology; content analysis of actual texts, and examples balanced with a survey of theory, history, and criticism.
Fieldwork in American Studies (3,3)
Oral history, photographic surveys, historical preservation, or other practical exercises in the collection, analysis, and description of evidence of American culture. The focus is a team project.
Topics in American Studies (3,3)
Each semester the course offers a different topic for intensive, interdisciplinary study in a seminar format; seminar paper required. For specific topics in any semester, consult the online schedule of classes.
Individual Study in American Studies (3,3)
Supervised arrangement for readings, a research paper, fieldwork, or an internship in such institutions as the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Public Library, or the Newark Museum.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or program director.