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Course Listing for All Departments - Summer 2019 (ALL: 05/21/2019 - 08/16/2019)
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
1024 AMST-803-05 American Ruins 1.00 SEM Soto, Gabriella MW: 6:00PM-9:30PM SH - T408 Q2
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: AMST-403-05
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 5-week session scheduled to end on August 9.
  This class explores the nexus between multi-disciplinary literatures on contemporary ruins and that of critical heritage querying how ruins and heritage are socially constructed, the process by which ruins become heritage, and the political and affective valences of ruined sites. Walter Benjamin’s groundbreaking yet unfinished Arcades Project will serve as a beacon and guide. We will navigate these literatures through case studies from the contemporary United States and Latin America. Cases include the rebuilding of New Orleans post-Katrina, the abandoned buildings of Detroit, and the ruins of the World Trade Center post 9/11. We also look at a series of emerging heritage sites including the heritage of violent labor disputes in the early 20th century, and the materiality of undocumented migration in the U.S. southwest. This course meets the Spatial method requirement.
1052 AMST-894-01 Museums and Communities Intern 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Matriculated American studies students have the opportunity to engage in an academic internship at an area museum or archive for credit toward the American studies degree. Interested students should contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information.
1040 AMST-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y Q1
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Selected topics in special areas are available by arrangement with the instructor and written approval of the graduate adviser and program director. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1041 AMST-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y Q2
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Selected topics in special areas are available by arrangement with the instructor and written approval of the graduate adviser and program director. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1046 AMST-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Under the guidance of a faculty member, graduate students may do an independent research project on a topic in American studies. Written approval of the graduate adviser and the program director are required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1049 AMST-956-01 Thesis 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  (Completion of two course credits in one semester).
1026 ENGL-811-05 Teaching American Literature 1.00 SEM Hager, Christopher TR: 6:00PM-9:30PM 115V - 106 Q1
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 5-week session scheduled to end on June 25.
  Although designed primarily for people who do now or may someday teach American literature, at any level, this seminar also considers questions all students should find worthwhile. What counts as "American literature," who shapes canons and curricula, and what is at stake in selecting texts for classroom use? How does academic study bring alive—or fail to do justice to—American literary traditions? We will read current scholarship on the U.S. literary canon; survey key issues and approaches through interviews (sometimes by videoconference) with practicing secondary and post-secondary teachers; and undertake a case study in the teaching of a single American novel selected by the class. The final project, a research-based curricular proposal, will be tailored to students' interests and professional goals.
1027 ENGL-868-01 Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson 1.00 SEM Cancelled Y Q2
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AMST
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 6-week session scheduled to end on August 16.
  Nothing that precedes them in the American literary tradition quite prepares us for the poems of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. We will steep ourselves in the verse of these two literary iconoclasts. At the same time, we will trace the critical history of both, reading essays from the 19th century to the present which have made the complex works and lives of Whitman and Dickinson more legible. The final class period will be reserved for reading selections from 20th-century poets--not all of them American--who have openly professed a debt to Whitman's and Dickinson's experimental and often exhilarating poems. Note: English 868-16 and English 468-06 are the same course. For the English graduate program, this course satisfies the requirements of a course in American literature, or a course emphasizing cultural contexts for the literary studies track; it counts as an elective for the writing, rhetoric, and media arts track. For undergraduate English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a course emphasizing literature written between 1700-1900.
1042 ENGL-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y Q1
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A limited number of tutorials are available for students wishing to pursue special topics not offered in the regular graduate program. Applications should be submitted to the department chairperson prior to registration. Written approval of the graduate adviser and department chairperson is required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1043 ENGL-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y Q2
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A limited number of tutorials are available for students wishing to pursue special topics not offered in the regular graduate program. Applications should be submitted to the department chairperson prior to registration. Written approval of the graduate adviser and department chairperson is required. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1047 ENGL-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  The graduate director, the supervisor of the project, and the department chairperson must approve special research project topics. Conference hours are available by appointment. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form. One course credit.
1050 ENGL-956-01 Thesis 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
1023 PBPL-800-01 Principles and Practice 1.00 SEM Ellis, Chad MW: 6:00PM-9:00PM MC - 205 Q2
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 6-week session scheduled to end on August 16.
  This course will focus on both micro- and macro-level elements of the public policy process, from problem identification through post-implementation evaluation. In addition to core theoretical text-based discussion, students will be exposed to models of research and reporting used in the various fields of public policy. Students will apply their learning through case-study analysis. They will be required to complete an independent research project through which they will examine a particular area of policy (e.g., healthcare, education, housing, etc.) and to analyze a specific program through one or more of the lenses discussed in class.
1028 PBPL-810-01 Fed Courts & Policy Sel Topics 1.00 SEM Fulco, Adrienne MW: 6:00PM-9:00PM MC - 205 Q1
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: PBPL-410-01
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 6-week session scheduled to end on July 2.
  This course will introduce students to the work of the federal courts and their role in the policy making process. We will focus on the problem of political polarization on the Supreme Court and the growing contentiousness of the nomination process. We will apply our knowledge of these matters as we read and analyze selected cases currently under review by the justices. The cases we will study address these legal issues: voting rights and political gerrymandering; gun rights; citizenship and the 2020 census, and civil forfeiture.
1019 PBPL-817-05 Education and Immigration 1.00 SEM Chambers, Stefanie TR: 6:00PM-9:30PM SH - S204 SOC Q1
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: POLS-304-05
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 5-week session scheduled to end on June 25.
  This course is designed to introduce students to urban educational policy, with particular focus on the major issues and challenges facing urban and suburban policymakers. After a brief overview of the shape and history of the American school system, we will move toward considering a variety of different perspectives on why it has proven so difficult to improve America's schools. We will examine standards-based, market-driven, professionally-led and networked models of reform, looking at their theories of change, implementation challenges, and the critiques leveled against these approaches. We will examine a variety of recent reform efforts at both the federal and state levels. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which immigration and educational policy interact.
1025 PBPL-821-05 Law, Policy, and Society 1.00 SEM Dudas, Mary TR: 6:00PM-9:30PM SH - T121 SOC Q2
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: This course will take place throughout a 5-week session scheduled to end on August 9.
  This course is about the interaction between law and politics. It treats the federal courts as a political institution that enjoys a complex and changing relationship with its coequal branches of government and the states. We will investigate if course are a powerful policy making branch, how they exercise power, and under what conditions they are most and least powerful. Our focus will be on the federal courts, particularly the US Supreme Court. First, we will consider the broad debates around the power of courts. Second, we will turn to a series of case studies to understand the power of courts in particular instances. Possible case studies include: the NAACP's integration campaign, abortion rights and anti-abortion activism, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, and court policy-making in the era where power is exercised through algorithms.
1044 PBPL-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y Q1
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Selected topics in special areas are available by arrangement with the instructor and written approval of the director of public policy studies. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1045 PBPL-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y Q2
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Selected topics in special areas are available by arrangement with the instructor and written approval of the director of public policy studies. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1048 PBPL-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A research project on a special topic approved by the instructor and with the written approval of the director of public policy studies. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1057 PBPL-955-01 Thesis Part II 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
1051 PBPL-956-01 Thesis 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person