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Summer 2019 Course Listings

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AMS 200-001: Special Topics – American Sports in Film

Dr. Michael Wood
MTWRF 9:00-12:00

This course will treat documentaries and feature films that focus on sports as cultural texts, through which you will study race, class, and gender in American society.

AMS 300-001: Special Topics – The War on Drugs Through Film

Dr. Michael Innis-Jiménez
MTWRF 9:00-12:00

Summer I

AMS 200: Introduction to Urban Studies

Dr. Michael Innis-Jiménez

This course focuses on understanding the physical, social, and economic characteristics of urban and suburban areas.  You will learn how cities work by analyzing the basic concepts and principles of urban studies, the urban environment, and the relationship between public policy and planning.

AMS 205: Dirty Jobs

Dr. Michael Innis-Jiménez
MTWRF 10:00-11:15

This course explores jobs that get you “dirty.” Work is one of the aspects that most shapes individual lives, and many lines of work are viewed as dangerous, dirty, or somehow unsavory by American society. This course uses films, TV shows, written narratives, and music to explore different types of “dirty” work in the United States.

Summer II

AMS 200-101: Special Topics – Sports in American Culture

Dr. Michael Wood
MTWRF 12:00-1:45