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American Studies
Course Code
AMST 1000  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title American Radicalism 
Description This course surveys the evolution of American Radicalism (Right and Left Wings) from 1860 to the present. Organizations/Movements discussed include: the KKK, American Nazi Party, Aryan Nations, White Aryan Resistance, Posse Comitatus, Militias, Christian Right, Socialism, Anarchism, Communism, New Left, Women's Movement, American Indian Movement and The Black Panther Party. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
AMST 1100  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Contemporary American Culture: Survival in a Changing World 
Description This course focuses on the study of social, cultural, economic, ecological, technological, institutional and psychological needs, demands and issues as American society hurries toward the future. Accelerated change and the overstimulation of high-speed life in America are examined. The “limits to growth” debate on projections of the interrelationship of population, food, industrialization, pollution and the consumption of nonrenewable resources is examined. 
MnTC Goal 5 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
AMST 1132  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Ethnic America 
Description Ethnic America celebrates the diversity of American culture through the contributions that various groups (including Native Americans, Hispanics, Africans, Asians, and Europeans) have made to this country, especially in literature and the arts. You will examine the histories of the peoples who make up this country and the myths and realities of the American "melting pot. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
AMST 1140  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Chicana/o Studies 
Description This interdisciplinary course explores the experiences, both past and present, which have impacted Mexican Americans (Chicanas/os) living in the United States. You will gain an elementary understanding of the history, heritage, culture and sociopolitical issues affecting Chicanas/os and you will learn about Chicana/o cultural expression through an examination of literature, music, film and art. You will also learn to respond critically to relevant course materials and will explore in depth one topic of your choice. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
AMST 1152  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Popular Culture in 20th-Century America 
Description This class begins by attempting to define the term "popular culture." You then will explore music, film literature, media, advertising and various cultural icons in American history. From this exploration, you will gain an understanding of the influence of popular culture in the 20th century. You will also explore the various forms of popular culture that have emerged in diverse ethnic, racial and sexual groups. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

 



Course Code
AMST 1155  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Culture vs. Counterculture: America in the 1960s 
Description This course is a study of American art, literature, politics, music and social values in the 1960s. You will closely examine the impact of African-American, Native American, and other minorities-including gay and lesbian communities-in building a viable counterculture that shaped American cultural values to the present time. 
MnTC Goal 6| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.