As a one-person department I have been both required and able to teach a wide range of courses. This has given me the opportunity to expand my areas of interest and to devote a lot of time to researching and developing new courses. That can become something of a black-hole, since even the most basic reading list for a new class can include scores of books and articles; my Amazon.com wish list, where I store my bibliographies of books, includes nearly 500 items. I am glad Amazon does not have a "purchase entire wish list" feature.
Most recently I have immersed myself in a multi-vehicle-crash course in Art history. Part of this, of course, is a natural outgrowth of American Studies, though the global nature of art history, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, has pushed me to engage the broader transnational history of painting, sculpture and architecture.
Below is a sampling of the courses I teach.
Stuff I teach
|Course Number||Course Title||Syllabus|
|AMS 1010||Introduction to American Studies||Course Syllabus|
|AMS/ART 2120||American Art, Colonial Period through the Civil War||Course Syllabus|
|AMS/ART 2130||American Art, 1865-1965||Course Syllabus|
|AMS/ENG/HIS 3000||Race and American Identity||Course syllabus|
|AMS/ENG/HIS 3025||Nature and the American Imagination||Course syllabus|
|AMS/HIS 3015||American Environmental History||Course syllabus|
|AMS/WMS 2015||Gender and Nature||Course syllabus|
|AMS/WMS 2410||Gender and Utopia in American Culture||Course Syllabus|
|ART/HIS/PHR 2017||Why Does Art Matter?||Course syllabus|
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