AMS300H1: Theories and Methods in American Studies

Hours

24L

Previous Course Number

USA300H1

This course, required for majors and minors but open to all who have met the pre-requisites, explores a range of approaches to the field of American Studies. Students will be introduced to some of the many ‘theories and methods’ that have animated the field of American Studies, including historical methods; formal analysis of visual and literary texts; and key concepts, such as commodity chain analysis; ‘race,’ ‘commodity,’ ‘gender,’ ‘diaspora,’ and ‘affect.’

Prerequisite
HIS271Y1 or ENG250Y1 or GGR240H1 or GGR254H1 or POL203Y1 or POL386Y1 or the combination of POL347H1 and POL386H1
Exclusion
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)