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American Identities

American Studies examines the tensions, contradictions, traditions, and possibilities that define the American experience. Using perspectives from the humanities and social sciences, students will investigate ethical, social, political, geographic, and cultural developments. Courses may explore film, archaeology, literature, conflict resolution, music, as well as gender and sexualities in order to compare diverse American identities and how they have changed over time. Each class will examine key American narratives, symbols, policies, and places and can apply a broad range of cultural and historical perspectives.

 

Sophomore Inquiry:

The Sophomore Inquiry course for this Cluster is UNST 212.

For a printable PDF that lists the courses offered in this Cluster, click here.

 

Learning Outcomes:

To find the learning outcomes for this cluster, click here.

Please see your adviser before registering for any classes.
Departments Associated With Cluster

Anthropology

  • ANTH 313U: Indian/White Relations
  • ANTH 314U: Native Americans
  • ANTH 315U: American Culture
  • ANTH 318U: Asian American Experience
  • ANTH 355U: Historical Archaeology and Origins of the Modern Pacific Northwest
  • ANTH 365U: Archeology of North America
  • ANTH 366U: Mesoamerican Prehistory

Black Studies

  • BST 302U: African American Experience in the 20th Century
  • BST 325U: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • BST 326U: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
  • BST 335U: The Multiracial Experience
  • BST 342U: Black Feminism/Womanism
  • BST 351U: African American Literature I (Crosslisted with ENG 351U)
  • BST 352U: African American Literature II (Crosslisted with ENG 352U)
  • BST 353U: African Women in Film
  • BST 412U: Oregon African-American History Racism
  • BST 414U: Racism
  • BST 424U: African-American/African Culture in Cinema
  • BST 427U: African-American Films and Film Makers
  • BST 484U: African American Community Development

Chicano/Latino Studies

  • CHLA 301U: Chicano/Latino Communities
  • CHLA 302U: Survey of Chicano/Latino Literature
  • CHLA 303U: Chicana/Latina Experience
  • CHLA 326U: Mexican American/Chicano History II, 1900-Present (Crosslisted with HST 326U)
  • CHLA 380U: Latinos, the Economy and Politics

Conflict Resolution

  • CR 304U: Participating in Democracy

English

  • ENG 309U: American Indian Literature
  • ENG 313U: The American Short Story
  • ENG 331U: Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition Studies
  • ENG 351U: African American Literature I (Crosslisted with BST 351U)
  • ENG 352U: African American Literature II (Crosslisted with BST 352U)
  • ENG 353U: African American Literature III
  • ENG 360U: American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 363U: American Literature 1865-1965
  • ENG 365U: American Fiction II
  • ENG 367U: Topics: American Literature and Culture
  • ENG 369U: Asian-American Literature

Geography

  • GEOG 351U: Pacific Northwest
  • GEOG 366U: Historical Geography of North America
  • GEOG 368U: U.S. and Canada

Geology

  • G 344U: Geology of National Parks

History

  • HST 326U: Mexican American/Chicano History II, 1900-Present (Crosslisted with CHLA 326U)
  • HST 327U: U.S. History 1890-1932
  • HST 328U: U.S. History 1932-1960
  • HST 329U: U.S. History 1960-Present
  • HST 330U: Native Americans of Eastern North America
  • HST 331U: Native Americans of Western North America
  • HST 332U: History of the North American Fur Trade
  • HST 333U: Food, Power and History
  • HST 335U: Race and Ethnicity
  • HST 336U: Lewis and Clark and the American West
  • HST 337U: History of American Cities (Crosslisted with USP 385U)
  • HST 338U: Oregon History
  • HST 340U: Women and Gender in America to 1865 (Crosslisted with WS 340U)
  • HST 341U: Women and Gender in America, 1865-1920 (Crosslisted with WS 341U)
  • HST 342U: Women and Gender in America, 1920-Present (Crosslisted with WS 342U)
  • HST 343U: American Family History (Crosslisted with WS 343U)
  • HST 344U: Jews and Judaism in US Post WWII
  • HST 345U: Colonial America
  • HST 346U: The American Revolution
  • HST 347U: Antebellum America, 1800-1850
  • HST 348U: Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • HST 349U: U.S. Indian Policy

Music

  • MUS 355U: Jazz History
  • MUS 356U: Jazz and American Music
  • MUS 361U: History of Rock Music I
  • MUS 362U: History of Rock Music II
  • MUS 376U: American Musical Traditions

Philosophy

  • PHL 331U: Philosophy of Education
  • PHL 360U: American Philosophy

Political Science

  • PS 313U: The Power Game
  • PS 317U: Film and Politics
  • PS 380U: Women and Politics (Crosslisted with WS 380U)

Psychology

  • PSY 310U: Psychology of Women (Crosslisted with WS 310)
  • PSY 431U: Psychology of Men and Masculinities

Sociology

  • SOC 314U: Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • SOC 337U: Minorities
  • SOC 350U: The United States in Comparative Perspective
  • SOC 436U: Social Movements

Theater + Film

  • D 362U: Contemporary Dance 1920-Present
  • D 366U: Dance in Film: Early Years-1940s
  • D 367U: Dance in Film: 1940s to Present
  • FILM 384U: Topics in American Cinema + Culture
  • TA 330U: Multicultural Theater
  • TA 369U: Women, Theater and Society

Urban Studies & Planning

  • USP 300U: Intro to Urban Studies
  • USP 311U: Intro to Urban Planning
  • USP 385U: History of American Cities (Crosslisted with HST 337U)

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • WS 310U: Psychology of Women (Crosslisted with PSY 310U)
  • WS 330U: Women of Color in the U.S.
  • WS 332U: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in the U.S.
  • WS 340U: Women and Gender in America to 1865 (Crosslisted with HST 340U)
  • WS 341U: Women and Gender in America, 1865-1920 (Crosslisted with HST 341U)
  • WS 342U: Women and Gender in America, 1920-Present (Crosslisted with HST 342U)
  • WS 343U: American Family History (Crosslisted with HST 343U)
  • WS 380U: Women and Politics (Crosslisted with PS 380U)
Cluster Coordinator: 
David Del Mar
Office Number: 
CH 492
PSU Phone: 
503-347-6196