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US History and American Studies Surveys

  • Modern America: US History Since 1865
  • Postwar America: US History Since 1945
  • US Cultural and Intellectual History
  • Introduction to American Studies

US History and American Studies Topics

  • The Sixties in the US and the World
  • History of the Computer
  • American Culture in Global Circulation, 1776-2001
  • History of Consumerism
  • Bohemianism in America: What Is Hip?
  • From Barnum to Beyoncé: Popular Culture and American History
  • American Music in Context: US Popular Music History
  • Hearing the Past: Sound History
  • Feeling the Past: Sensory History
  • Eleven Strikes: US Labor History
  • Citizenship in Historical Perspective
  • History of the Now: Using the Past to Understand Contemporary Times

Public, Digital, and Oral History

  • Introduction to Public History
  • Public History Internship Practicum
  • Introduction to Oral History
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Introduction to Digital History
  • Digital Tools for Historical Projects
  • Digitizing Folk Music History

Blended Seminar-Internship

  • Ideas In Action: US Intellectual History Seminar & Publication Internship
  • Atlantic World Roundtable: Transatlantic History Seminar & Publication Internship

Civic Engagement

  • Community in the United States: The History of a Concept and Practice
  • The Challenge of the Citizen-Scholar: Graduate Practicum

Arts Journalism and Cultural Criticism

  • Situation Critical: Writing Cultural Criticism in the Digital Age
  • Movement, Sound, Word: Writing Cultural Criticism About Dance and Music

Methods Courses

  • Historical Research Methods
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies and Analysis
  • The History of History: Methodologies of Historical Inquiry

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