American Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University

List of Approved American Studies Courses
Updated November 2013

These courses can be used to fill appropriate parts of the concentration and Electives requirements for the B.A. in History/American Studies and English/American Studies. 

Core Disciplines

American Studies
AMS 251   Introduction to American Society
AMS 420  Seminar in American Civilization

HIS 120   Early American Experience, 1607-1877 
HIS 121   Recent American Experience, 1877-Present 
HIS 221   Native American History
HIS 241   American Frontier 
HIS 243   Churches and the Modern Civil Rights Movement
HIS 244    Immigrant Women
HIS 245   African-American Religion
HIS 250   History of New England 
HIS 251   Introduction to American Society
HIS 253   US Environmental History
HIS 302   Colonial America 

HIS 303   Revolution and the Early Republic, 1763-1828
HIS 305:  Antebellum America, 1828-1860

HIS 307   Civil War and Reconstruction 
HIS 313   Gilded Age to World War I 
HIS 315   United States Between the Wars 
HIS 316   United States after World War II 
HIS 318   History of US Foreign Relations
HIS 320   Connecticut History 
HIS 321   African American History to 1877 
HIS 322   African American History since 1877 
HIS 325   Expansion of New England
HIS 327:  Disasters in America
HIS 328   American Immigration History

HIS 340   History of the American South
HIS 352   History of World War II
HIS 365   Special Topics. Only semesters and topics listed below:
                 Fall 2003: Disasters in America
                 Fall 2004: New England Town
                 Spring 2007: US History and Museums
                 Spring 2007: Modern Black Nationalism
                 Spring 2009: Suburban America
                 Spring 2011: Great American Trials
                 Fall 2011: Sports and the Transformation of America
                 Spring 2012: Patriotism in America
                 Spring 2012:  History of Terrorism in America
HIS 380   Modern Black Nationalism
HIS 381   Non-Violence in Black America
HIS 385   Introduction to Public History
HIS 420   Seminar in American Civilization (same as AMS 420)

HIS 461   Colloquium in American History 
HIS 480   Independent Study (individual approval required)
HIS 490   Internship in History (individual approval required)

HIS 310   May not be used to fulfill any History/American Studies requirements.

ENG 212   American Literature to 1865 
ENG 213   American Literature from 1865 
ENG 255   African-American Literature 
ENG 256   Native American Literature
ENG 258   Asian-American Literature
ENG 259   Chicano/Chicana Literature and Culture
ENG 329    Adolescent Literature
ENG 342   Literature of New England 
ENG 345   American Ethnic Minority Literature 
ENG 347:  African-American English and Verbal Traditions
ENG 350:  Southwestern Literature
ENG 365:  Only semesters and course topics listed below:
                   Fall 2003: Southern Literature
                   Spring 2004: American Poetry
Spring 2005: African-American Vernacular English

ENG 373:  Studies in Rhetoric: Approval needed on case by case basis

ENG 374:  Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film


New England Studies
NES 200   Introduction to New England Studies 
NES 315   Field Studies in Historical New England 

Visual  Arts
ART 305   Art of New England
ART 345   Museum Studies
ART 360   American Art 
ART 369   African-American Art
ART 407   American Folk Art
FLM 321   Film Appreciation: American Cinema

Performing Arts
MUS 227   All that Jazz
MUS 302   American Popular Music

MUS 310   Music in America
THE 369   American Theater

PHI 320   American Philosophy 


Social Sciences

GEO 210   Geography of the United States and Canada
GEO 228   Historical Geography of the United States

Political Science
PSC 110   American Government and Politics 
PSC 200   State and Local Politics and Government 
PSC 205   Public Administration 
PSC 215   Political Parties and Elections 
PSC 216   Interest Group Politics
PSC 227   Women and Politics
PSC 315   American Social and Political Thought
PSC 320   American Foreign Policy
PSC 325   Politics and the Mass Media
PSC 326   Politics of Race, Class and Gender
PSC 330   The Presidency
PSC 335   Legislative Politics
PSC 339   Constitutional Law: Powers and Processes
PSC 340   Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties
PSC 341   Judicial Process
PSC 345   Electoral Politics
PSC 351   Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 365:  Special Topics. Only semesters and topics listed below:
                    Fall 2008: Environmental  Law and Policy
PSC 420   United States and Asia
PSC 422   United States and the Middle East and Africa
PSC 425   United States Domestic Policy
PSC 490   Internship in Municipal Government 
PSC 491   State Government Internship
PSC 492   Law Internship
PSC 493   National Government Internship 

PSC 495   State/Local/Law Internship

ECO 200   Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 310   Contemporary Problems and Issues
ECO 315   Government and Business 
ECO 325   Money and Banking
ECO 335   Urban and Regional Economics


ANT 221   Native Americans
ANT 225   Contemporary Puerto Rican Culture and Society
ANT 240   Latinos in America

ANT 365    Only semesters and course titles listed below:
                    Fall 2000: Cultural Landscape
SOC 201   Criminal Law
SOC 208   Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Lives
SOC 210   White Collar Crime and Corporate Society
SOC 212   Marriage and the Family
SOC 220   Sociology of Corrections
SOC 240   Sociology of Gender
SOC 307   Deviance
SOC 310   Women and Crime
SOC 325   Law and Society
SOC 347   Black Women's Studies 


Other Disciplines

Environmental Earth Sciences
EES 106   Geology of National Parks
EES 363  US National Parks--A Geological Perspective

EES 364   Geological Setting of Connecticut
EES 428   Geologic Regions of North America


COM 321   History of Communication

EDU 210    Foundations of U.S. Education
EDU 212    Foundations of U.S. Education

Health and Physical Education

SLM  300    Tourism in New England

Transfer courses and other ECSU courses with variable content (like xxx 365), colloquia, seminars, internships, and independent studies that have a predominant content in United States culture, society, or history, may be approved on a case-by-case basis. 

A maximum total of 3 credits of Independent Study (HIS 480) or Internship
(HIS 490) may be used to satisfy concentration and elective requirements. Additional Independent Study and Internship Credits count only as non-major electives.

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