Undergraduate Studies

Summer 2023 Course Listings

AMS 205 – Dirty Jobs

Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez

MTWRF – 10:00-11:45

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.

AMS 310 – The Latinx Experience

Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez

MTWRF – 12:00 – 1:45

This course focuses on the history of people of Latin American descent (Latinas/os) living in the United States. Although we will examine communities comprised of people of Central and South American descent, the focus of this course will be on the four largest Latinx groups: those of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican descent. Students will become familiar with issues that have affected different Latinx populations in the United States: migration patterns, cultural interaction, community and cultural formation; and racial formations.

AMS 345 – The American War on Drugs through Film

Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez

MTWRF – 9:00 – 11:45

This course examines the American War on Drugs through film. The course starts with the premise that the content in films, and the events contemporary to the making of the films, should be critically analyzed for their perspectives, biases, reliability, and interpretive choices.