Stuff I teach

Selected Syllabi

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.
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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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