American Studies

Course details for Summer 2017 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2016 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to American Studies

CAS AM 200

Topic for Summer 2016: Boston from Revolution to Red Sox. Intensive three-week course. From the Revolution to the Red Sox, this course explores Boston through representations of the city in history, literature, popular fiction, film, and television, as well as through several class field trips to important Boston landmarks. 4 cr.


Perspectives on the American Experience

CAS AM 301

Topic for Summer 2016: A Walk in the Park: Understanding Boston Through Green Space. Through numerous fieldtrips, this course uses greater Boston's green spaces as an outdoor classroom to examine the meaning of parks – public and private, large and small – and how they both shape and reflect ideas of class, race, ethnicity, and gender. 4 cr.