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Approved American Content Courses

The following courses have been approved for the minor. Because additions and deletions are made to correspond to current University offerings, students are advised to consult with the American Studies Director. Other classes that do not appear on the list, especially topics and independent study courses, may be approved if they are pertinent to the student's program and deal with an American topic.

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Introduction to American Politics

 

Dept. Title Course Name Course Number
Africana Studies Introduction to Africana Studies 1100
 

The African American Experience through Civil War

1111

 

The African American Experience through Civil War to Civil Rights

1112

 

Black Images in the Media in the U.S.

2105

 

Literary Analysis of Black Protest of the 1960s

2106

 

African American Women

2120

 

African American Culture

2203

 

African American Institutions

2204

 

Education and African-Americans

2208

 

Black Families in the U.S.

2215

 

Intro To African Amer. Lit.

2301

 

Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

3101

 

The African-American Church and Civil Rights

3150

 

African-American Political Philosophy

3179

 

Racial Violence, Colonial Times to Present

3218

 

African Americans and the Legal Process

3240

 

Political Economy of African America

3250

 

Blacks in Urban America

3280

 

Gender and African Amer. Lit

4106

 

African Amer. Poetry

4107

 

African Amer. Theories and Criticisms

4108

     
American Studies Topics in American Studies 2050
 

Introduction to American Indian Studies

2100

 

Seminar in American Studies

3000

 

Seminar in American Studies (W)

3020

 

Topics in American Studies

3050

 

Topics in American Film

3090

 

Introduction to American Studies

3100

 

Childhood in America

3210

 

Independent Study

3800

 

Topics in American Studies

4050

     
Anthropology North American Indians 2112
 

Indians of the Southeastern U.S.

2114

 

New World Archaeology

2152

 

American Ethnic Cultures

4110

     
Architecture American Historic Preservation 4214
     
Art Art of the United States 2190
     
Business Law Business Law I 3150
 

Business Law II

3250

     
Communication Studies Women and the Media 2110
 

Black Images in the Media

2120

 

Topics in Mass Media

3052

 

Health Communication

3115

 

Communication and Mass Media

3120

 

Mass Communication and Society

3121

 

Communication and Public Advocacy

3130

 

African American Oratory

3131

 

Media and the Law

4101

 

Federal Interpretation of the First Amendment

4102

     
Criminal Justice Ethics and the Criminal Justice System 2102
 

Juvenile Justice

2120

 

Introduction to Corrections

2154

 

American Criminal Courts

3102

 

Criminal Justice and the Law

3110

 

Famous Criminal Trials of the Twentieth Century

3112

 

Juvenile Justice Subsystems

3120

 

Juvenile Law

3121

 

The Administration of Criminal Justice

3130

 

Law Enforcement Behavioral Systems

3141

 

Community Corrections

3150

 

Institutional Corrections

3151

 

Correctional Law

3152

 

Juvenile Corrections

3153

 

Drugs, Crime and the Criminal Justice System

4101

 

Victims and the Criminal Justice System

4160

 

Violence and the Violent Offender

4161

 

Seminar on Sexual Assault

4162

     
Dance Jazz Dance I 2226
 

Jazz Dance II

2227

     
Economics Economics for Non-Majors 1101
 

Principles of Macro-Economics

1201/2101

 

Principles of Micro-Economics

1202/2102

 

Industrial Relations

3105

 

Labor Economics

3106

 

Employment Law

3107

 

Money & Banking

3115

 

Intermediate MIcroeconomics

3122

 

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3123

 

Economic History of the U.S.

3131

 

Health Economics

3141

     
English Major American Writers 2104
 

Intro. To African American Amer. Lit.

2301

 

Intro. To Contemporary American English

3132

 

Colonial and Early American Literature

3140

 

American Literature of the Romantic Period

3141

 

American Literature of the Realistic and Naturalistic Periods

3142

 

American Novel of the 19th Century

3143

 

American Novel of the 20th Century

3144

 

Native American Indian Literature

3156

 

Classics in American Children’s Literature

4103

 

Literature of the American South

4145

 

Contemporary Jewish American Literature

4146

 

Early Black American Literature

4147

 

20th Century Black American Literature: Prose

4148

 

Gender and African Amer. Lit.

4156

 

African Amer. Poetry

4157

 

African Amer. Literary Theory and Criticism

4158

     
Geography Geography of North Carolina 2140
 

Geography of the U.S. and Canada

2155

 

The South

2160

 

Introduction to Urban Studies

2200

 

The City and Its Region

3100

 

Urban Political Geography

3110

 

Urban Transportation Problems

3115

 

Manufacturing Geography

3150

 

Land Use Planning

3200

 

Internal Structure of the City

3205

 

Regional Planning

3210

 

Sport, Place, and Development

4108

 

Small Town Planning

4209

     
Gerontology Aging and the Lifecourse 2100
 

Aging and Culture

3132

 

Sociology of Dying, Death, and Bereavement

3267

 

Women: Middle Age and Beyond

4260

     
History U.S. History I 1160
 

U.S. History II

1161

 

American Business History

2101

 

American Slavery and Emancipation

2105

 

American Military History

2120

 

Democracy in America: A Historical Perspective

2125

 

Introduction to Historic Preservation

2130

 

Introduction to Museums & Historic Sites

2135

 

American Medical History

2141

 

U.S. Women's History to 1877

2150

 

U.S. Women's History since 1877

2151

 

Southern Women's History

2155

 

African-American History, 1400 - 1860

2160

 

African-American History Since 1860

2161

 

History of North Carolina, 1500 to the Present

2297

 

Topics in U.S. History

3000

 

Colonial America

3201

 

American Revolution and Early Nation

3202

 

The Antebellum U.S. 1800 - 1860

3203

 

Civil War and Reconstruction

3211

 

History of the South from 1865

3212

 

History of the South to 1865

3213

 

Southerners

3215

 

Racial Violence, Colonial Times to Present

3218

 

African-Americans and the Legal Process

3240

 

U.S. Social History to 1860

3241

 

U.S. Social History since 1860

3242

 

U.S. since 1939

3252

 

U.S. Foreign Relations, 1901 - present

3256

 

The United States and Latin America

3260

 

Blacks in Urban America

3280

 

American Cities

3281

 

History of the American West

3288

 

Problems in American History

4000

     
Music History of Rock Music 1133
 

Evolution of Jazz

1134

     
Philosophy American Philosophy 3217
 

Philosophy of Peace

3243

     
Political Science Intro to American Politics 1100
 

American Politics

Introduction to Public Policy

1110

2120

 

Topics in American Politics on Public Administration

3010

 

Political Socialization

3101

 

Federal Interpretation of the 1st Amendment

3102

 

Public Opinion

3103

 

Mass Media

3104

 

Voting and Elections

3105

 

Social Movements and Interest Groups

3108

 

Political Parties

3109

 

The Congress

3111

 

The Presidency

3112

 

Constitutional Law

3114

 

Civil Rights and Liberties

3115

 

Judicial Process

3116

 

State and Local Government

3119

 

Urban Politics

3121

 

Urban Political Geography

3123

 

U.S. Domestic Policy

3124

 

Health Care Policy

3125

 

Administrative Behavior

3126

 

Politics and Film

3128

 

American Foreign Policy

3157

 

African-American Political Philosophy

3172

 

North Carolina Student Legislature

4110

     
Religious Studies Religion in American Culture 2108
 

Religion in 19th Century America

3135

 

Contemporary Black Religion in America

3137

 

The Black Church/Civil Rights Movement

3150

     
Sociology Aging and the Lifecourse 2100
 

Popular Culture

2112

 

Marriage and the Family

2132

 

Social Problems

2171

 

American Minority Groups

3110

 

Sociology of Sport

3132

 

Criminology

3173

 

Crowds, Riots, and Disasters

3175

 

Sociology of Dying, Death, and Bereavement

3267

 

Sociology of Aging

4110

 

Sociology of Work

4112

 

Sociology of the Community

4124

 

Urban Sociology

4125

 

Sociology of Health and Illness

4130

 

Family Policy

4131

 

Families and Aging

4134

 

Sociology of Education

4135

 

Older Individual and Society

4150

 

Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

4168

 

American Family

4632

     
Social Work Diversity and Populations-at-Risk 3173
 

Foundations of Social Welfare

3201

 

Social Welfare Policy

3202

 

American Family

4100

     
Women Studies Introduction to Women's Studies 1101
 

Women and the Media

2110

 

African American Women

2120

 

U.S. Women's History to 1877

2150

 

U.S. Women's History since 1877

2251

 

Changing Realities of Women's Lives

3102

 

Perspectives on Motherhood

3130

 

Domestic Violence

3140

 

Body Image

3150

 

Gender and Education

3160

 

Working Women/Women in Business

3231

 

Female Adolescence in America

4130

 

Sociology of Women

4165

 

Women: Middle Age and Beyond

4260