127 U.S. Latino Literature and Culture
(3 s.h.) For course description, see SPAN 127 in the Spanish listing.
230 Introduction to American Studies: “The Land of the Free”
(3 s.h.) American Studies 230 introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies by focusing on one central and important question in American cultural history: the idea and ideal of freedom. In exploring this topic, the course examines the paradox and tragedy of race slavery in the United States, among other subjects. Readings include a variety of primary sources such as novels, sermons, political tracts, letters, speeches, autobiography, film, and works of art.
400 Senior Thesis
(3 s.h.) The course respesents an examination of the research methods used in American Studies and their specific application to a research problem. Students prepare and defend a seminar paper or unit of study during the course. The research theme varies from year to year.