2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

American Studies

Transnational Studies

1004 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14620-4680
Ph: 716-645-2082
F: 716-645-5976
W: www.transnationalstudies.buffalo.edu
Cecil Foster
Chair

The Learning Environment

American Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study within the Department of Transnational Studies that offers a wide range of courses that focus on the research, analytical, and communications skills necessary for success. A degree in American Studies can help prepare you for rewarding career paths in academia, social activism, non-profit work, media, law, government, museum management, librarianship, and teaching.

American Studies offers the opportunity to develop a transnational understanding of the cultures of the Americas. Reclaiming the voices, histories, and cultures of marginalized peoples has been a central mission of American Studies since the 1960s. Our research strengths include American Indian / indigenous studies, especially Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history, art, and culture; the Black Atlantic and the African diaspora in the Americas; Asia and the Asian diaspora in the Americas; Chicana/o, Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American studies; ecological history and restoration; Canadian studies, including First Nations cultures; oral history, documentary studies, and new technologies for accessing and documenting history; feminist and queer studies; critical race theory; working-class history, immigrant cultures, urban studies; public policy; and popular culture.

A major or minor in A.S. helps prepare students for careers or graduate studies in academia, social activism, non-profits and NGOs, media, law, government, museum management, librarianship, and teaching.

About Our Facilities

The Department of Transnational Studies is housed in 1004 Clemens Hall and has three dedicated seminar rooms. The department holds classes in centrally scheduled space throughout the campus, which includes traditional classes and lecture halls that can accommodate the program’s teaching philosophies.

About Our Faculty

The American Studies program has core faculty within the Department of Transnational Studies and they consist of internationally and nationally renowned scholars who have been awarded prestigious awards for advocacy work, writing various texts and articles, and teaching cross-cultural courses.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the American Studies department website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • AMS 100LEC Indian Image On Film
    Lecture

    Discusses the fabricated image of Native Americans in American film history, the media process that perpetuates such images, and the resulting stereotypes; also covers the relationship to social movements and alternatives for overcoming stereotypes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 102LEC The Asian American Experience
    Lecture

    The Asian American experience from the beginning of Asians' and Pacific Islanders' entry into North America in the eighteenth century to the present. Investigates this phenomenon in connection with national and transnational power relations, economic structures, and political realities. Also considers the construction of American identities in the United States and their impact on Asian American communities and individuals. Goals are to develop a historical and multi-cultural perspective on the Asian American experience, to enlarge students' capacities for analytical and critical thinking, and to achieve a better understanding of the diversity within Asian American communities and of Asian Americans' social status in North America. This course is the same as AS 110 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 103LEC Intro African Amer Stds
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 104LEC Intro Indigenous New World
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 107LEC Introduction to American Studies
    Lecture

    Introduces students to a variety of approaches that have been developed in American studies to assist understandings of how different people participate in this society and in the world. Also considers how experiences continue to shape present thinking and future possibilities.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 111SEM Hip Hop and Social Issues
    Seminar

    This course explores the foundations/origins of Hip Hop Culture, making connections to current social problems as interpreted by the Hip Hop Generation. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will interrogate issues of race, class, privilege and power in the context of what is now a global cultural phenomenon. This course is the same as AAS 117 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 112SEM Ethnicity and Urban Society
    Seminar

    This class introduces students to a range of critical insights into race, ethnicity, and identity. By critically engaging ethnicity from a comparative cultural perspective, our goal will be to begin to understand the political, social, and economic role of ethnicity in history and culture, while carefully considering how the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, generation, nationalism, and socio-political contexts reconfigure subjective experience and identity practices. This course is the same as AAS 199 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 113SEM American Lives and Environments: Folklore and Social Groups
    Seminar

    Examines patterned stories, sayings, designs, and ways of living that have been created and are continuously being recreated by groups of people; also investigates historical and social meanings of folklore. This course is the same as GGS 116, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 114SEM American Lives and Environments: Folklore and Social Groups
    Seminar

    Examines patterned stories, sayings, designs, and ways of living that have been created and are continuously being recreated by groups of people; also investigates historical and social meanings of folklore.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 121SEM Mythologies
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 122SEM Art & Socl Consciousness
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 124SEM Writers Workshop
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 125SEM Feminist Acting Workshop
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 126SEM Topics in Arts & Culture
    Seminar

    Topics vary according to faculty/instructors. This course is the same as GGS 126 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 128SEM Afro-Latin Musical Praxis
    Seminar

    Uses basic musical techniques derived from various Afro-Western traditions.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 129SEM Topics:Teach Latin Music
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 130SEM Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 145LEC Cities of the World
    Lecture

    This course gives students an introduction to urban studies that is historical, transnational and multidisciplinary. Starting with basic concepts such as "what is a city in today's world?" it addresses some of the main analytical debates of the field today, including massive urban growth, urban inequality and segregation, the politics of urban space, suburban sprawl, ghettos, slums, and the explosion of informal settlements, gentrification, urban circulation systems, global cities and urban networks, and the promise and perils of cities for humans' relationship to the environment.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 146SEM People in Institutions
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 147SEM Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 149SEM Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 150SEM Topics:Music in Daily Lif
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 161SEM Natural World Perspective
    Seminar

    Speaks about ways of life of the North American continent's original peoples, including their history and contemporary issues. Provides a Native American perspective.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 162SEM New World Imaginations
    Seminar

    Studies the connection with all forms of life in evolutionary development and ecological processes. Also examines ecstatic experiences; social life before the domestication of plants, animals, and each other; and utopian thinking.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 167SEM Cross Cultural Topics
    Seminar

    Provides a special concentration in Native American, African / African American, and American history. Utilizes an interdisciplinary and cross cultural approach to better understand oppression and the creation/maintenance of hegemony in the Americas.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 169SEM Cross Cultural Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 170SEM Cross Cultural Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 179SEM Introduction to Native American History
    Seminar

    Introduces the lives, histories, cultures, and characters of Native American peoples of North America. Focuses on cultural assumptions and native visions of the land, the environment, and the spirit life.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 197SEM Seneca Language
    Seminar

    Seneca is an unwritten language. The course presents the basic Seneca vocabulary for numerals, foods, geological features, the classification of society, and the classification of nature, and works up to reading myths and legends.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • AMS 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • AMS 203LEC American Wars
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 205LEC Amer Norms & Deviations
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 206LEC Women in the Global System
    Lecture

    Explores how the current expansion of the world market is overturning the seclusion of women in traditional societies and looks at the consequences of globalization on the lives of women throughout the world. Women in developing countries share common patterns of location and differentiation within the international division of labor. Examines how women are struggling to represent their identities in the midst of rapid changes in their societies. Examines why more and more women are becoming active in the international human rights movement. Looks at how women are attempting to shape the discourse of development in different regions of the world economy. Intended to develop a multidisciplinary approach to gender and more specifically, to understand how gender is constructed by political, economic, and cultural discourses in industrialized and industrializing societies, and to understand the differences between the lived experiences of women in these societies, the heterogeneous nature of women based on class, race, religion, and nationality, and how women's lives are changing in the context of the global economy.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 207LEC U S in the World
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 209LEC Musics of the World
    Lecture

    Introduces ethnomusicology; studies musical styles in a variety of cultures.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 210LEC Musics of the World
    Lecture

    Introduces ethnomusicology; studies musical styles in a variety of cultures.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 213SEM Women in Contempry Socty
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 214SEM Women in Contempry Socty
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 215LEC Women's Language
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 219SEM Wmn of Color&the Amer Exp
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 222SEM Mens Roles & Amer Culture
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 223LEC Violence in the Gendered World
    Lecture

    Surveys components in the spectrum of gender-based violence, in the U.S. and in some other countries. Historical, legal, sociological, psychological, literary and first person accounts comprise the course readings. Students will gain an understanding of the dynamics of violence against women and children, social movements that attempt to ameliorate it, and how gender, race, class and theoretical grounding influence local, national and global efforts to end violence and empower women.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 226SEM Yourself in Fiction
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 227SEM Feminist Essay:Wrtg Wkshp
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 229SEM Top:
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 230SEM Intro Mothers & Daughters
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 231SEM Survey of Native American History
    Seminar

    Focuses on the spiritual side of the Native American; including substance, motivation, and character of the American Indian.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 232SEM Survey of Native American History
    Seminar

    Focuses on the spiritual side of the Native American; including substance, motivation, and character of the American Indian.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 234LEC Women in the Middle East
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 238LEC Wmn, Work, Fam in 20 Cent
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 240SEM Asian Women
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 241SEM Third World Women
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 242LEC Sexuality in America
    Lecture

    Sexuality in America

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 247SEM Women in Latin America
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 257LEC The City in U S Hist
    Lecture

    The City in U.S. History is a semester long excursion through the imperial circuits and transnational networks of the industrial cities and sprawling metropoles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As we travel through U.S. cities, we will consider how urban space created possibilities for new forms of entertainment, artistic exploration, social organization, and modes of pleasure even as they often presented new ecological challenges, created new fears (both real and imagined), exacerbated social divisions, and sustained particular forms of inequality and exclusion that were felt and experienced beyond the borders of the cities we will consider. As we travel, we will explore the hidden histories embedded in urban spaces and consider how cities mediate the material, psychological and social lives of those living beyond the narrowly-defined borders of the city and how people with different legal statuses, racial, classed, gendered, sexual orientations and ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 260SEM Women and Health
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 261SEM Culture Anthro Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 262SEM Critical Reading
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 264SEM Black Child in America
    Seminar

    Focuses on the great variety of black children's experiences in the United States, including their experiences both during slavery in the Southern country towns and in the emerging "ghettos" in the North. The course also discusses historical development of social service programs such as Aid to Dependent Children and other government policies. It also explores various issues that contribute to the welfare of African American children.This course is the same as AMS 264, and GGS 264, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 265SEM Sexuality and Diaspora
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 272LEC Native American Literature
    Lecture

    Examines perspectives and philosophies of Native American writers. Provides insight into why the American Indian has a unique perspective on caring for what happens to the Earth.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 275SEM Black & Female
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 276LEC Languages and Cultures of Native North America
    Lecture

    Expression of meaning and linguistic concepts in a number of native languages of North America. This course is the same as LIN 275 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 278SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 279SEM Contemporary Problems of American Indians
    Seminar

    Introduces undergraduate students to some of the current difficulties facing Indigenous peoples in North America.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 280SEM Contemp Prob Amer Indians
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 281SEM Native Americans and the Colonist
    Seminar

    Examines cultural interactions and values in collision during the major phase of the colonization of the Americas. Reviews contemporary texts in Native American history and culture in a seminar setting.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 282LEC Am Indian Identity Crisis
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 285SEM Natural World Vs. Legal World
    Seminar

    Examines conflict between the natural world perspective of Native American culture and the legal world perspective of U.S. culture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 287SEM Women in Crisis
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 290LEC American Women Writers
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 293SEM Race, Law, and Society
    Seminar

    Explores that part of U.S. law that has dealt with the human and civil rights of African Americans (and by implication other racial ethnic groups in U.S. society: Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, etc.) We do this by examining the relevant legislation and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. However, where appropriate, decisions of the Executive branch made under various 'Executive Orders' are also considered. Any understanding and appreciation of U.S. constitutional democracy requires us to acknowledge the powerful role of race in the evolution of this democracy. Consequently regardless of the time period--the lives of all in the U.S. (of whatever color and sex) have been touched by the interaction between law and race. In Part One of the course we concentrate on an area of legal studies called 'Critical Race Theory,' where our concern is to explore the interaction of law and race from the perspective of issues such as culture, history, gender, identity, politics, class, the media, etc. In Part Two we examine the interaction between race and law from the perspective of the historical evolution of democracy in the U.S. This course is the same as AAS 293, GGS 285 and HIS 304 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 294SEM Sex Violence&Racism in US
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 295LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 297LEC Welfare & Impact On Poor
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 301SEM Introduction to Native American Women
    Seminar

    Traces historical periods that affected Indigenous women's lives; emphasizes current laws and policies that have impacted their families and communities. SEM

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AMS 302SEM Politics of Everyday Life: Food and Eating
    Seminar

    This course explores the politics of everyday life in the Americas, with a special focus on the history of food and eating in the Americas. It takes food as a lens through which to understand the history of nation building and immigration in the Americas, with a special focus on race, class, gender and identity. This course will help student hone their critical eye by analyzing a wide range of food related texts, images, and other media from the 19th century into the present, including cookbooks, literature, blogs, TV and films. Students will also study the food they make, cook, eat and discard as the product of history and also the means by which social, political and national identity are made and unmade.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 303SEM Politics of Love
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 304LEC Tech & Public Policy
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 305LR Amer Cultural Development
    Lecture

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 306SEM Native American Aesthetics
    Seminar

    Examines traditional and contemporary art methods and techniques by various Indigenous groups in North and South America.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 307SEM Native American Art
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 309LR New Research On Women
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 312LEC Culture and Reproduction
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 315SEM Cross-Cult Study of Womn
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 316SEM Cross-Cult Study of Womn
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 317SEM Femst Apprchs to the Fam
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 318SEM Family As Institution
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 319SEM Black Presnc - Lat Am Cult
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 320LEC Issues in Counslg Women
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 321SEM Politcl Econ Womens Lib
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 322LEC Latina/o American Cinema
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 324SEM Mnlnd Caribbean Exprnc
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 325SEM Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religion
    Seminar

    Explores the many religious experiences developed from the blending of Christian, African, and Indian cultures in the Caribbean. Although the principle focus is on Voudou and Santeria many less known religions of the region are also explored through a multidisciplinary perspective. This course is the same as APY 325 and LLS 305 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 327LEC Modern British Literature
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 334SEM Womn Writers Wkshp Poetry
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 335SEM Women Writers
    Seminar

    Study of writing by women across a variety of periods and genres, with focus on the historical and cultural context of women's lives. A: Twentieth-Century Women Writers Study of the writing of twentieth-century women, attending to its differences from and connections to earlier periods and mainstream traditions. May include a variety of genres. B: U.S. Women Writers Exploration of U.S. women's writing as it participates in mainstream literary and rhetorical traditions and creates its own counter-traditions. May include women's autobiographies, speeches, essays, letters, captivity and slave narratives, poetry, fiction and drama from a variety of periods. For example: Prof. J. Holstun, Socialism and Feminism In this course, we'll talk about the twentieth-century American dialogue between socialism and feminism, with emphasis on the novel. For example: Prof. A. Lyon: American Women Activist Writers This is a course in political activisim, rhetoric, and human rights. We will look at bad girls and figure out how their language helps to create both the identity of women and changes it the larger society. To do this, we are going to read selections from almost three centuries of writings by American bad girls. This course is the same as ENG 387 and GGS 335 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 336SEM Women and Literature
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 339SEM Socl Hist Aging Perspect
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 341SEM Hist Women in Education
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 343LEC Human Ecology
    Lecture

    Studies social dimensions of space affecting human distribution and location of social activities; provides theoretical explanations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 345LEC Buffalo Stud Envir & Hist
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 346SEM Engage the City
    Seminar

    This course is about some of the most difficult problems our cities face today and allows students to engage in some of the most creative solutions to those problems. The course will begin with an introduction to inequalities of wealth and power in American cities, as well as segregation, joblessness, educational crisis, and urban environmental degradation. Then students will meet with leaders from our own city to talk about ways to solve these problems, and will collaborate in projects whose highest goal is to spark an urban revival across America.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 350LEC Labor History & Women
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 355SEM Theories of Feminism
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 356LEC Soc Hist Women 1875-Pres
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 358SEM Africa Diaspora
    Seminar

    A diaspora is not merely a spreading of a particular people, but literally a forced dispersal, touched off by some great cataclysmic event or process. Africa has experienced no fewer than two such processes (both at the hands of Europe): the slave trade and imperialism (or colonialism). These diasporas have profoundly shaped the world we live in today, though Africa and its diasporas have largely been treated as an afterthought in the study of world history. One major goal of this course is to study the processes of the African diasporas to understand how Africans and their descendants have impacted world history-a world historical agency that has generally been ignored or denied. Another major goal of this course concerns the understanding not so much of the past but of our world today. This course is the same as AAS 358 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 360SEM Prep Sem Teach Womns Stud
    Seminar

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 363LEC Ritual
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 364SEM Research Methods
    Seminar

    Introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of African American Studies, its relationship to other disciplines, and to social science research methodology. Students read the classic literature in the field and prepare annotated bibliographies. Topics covered may include slavery, colonialism, urbanization and migration, gender and gender construction, and intellectual movements. This course is the same as AAS 320 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201)
  • AMS 366LEC Sexual Subcultures/America
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 375LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 380SEM Women in Workg Class Comm
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 381SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 385LEC Appro to Literat Women
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 386LEC Writing Criticism
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 387SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 388LEC Kinship & Socl Structure
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 389LEC Modern Gay Literature
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 392SEM Junior Seminar
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 394SEM City in U S & Asia
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 395SEM Chang Role Blk Women
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 409LEC Amer Working Class Woman
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 411SEM Topics in Women's History
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AMS 412SEM Women in the Professions
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 417SEM Fieldwork Americas
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 424SEM Ref Am His Blk Wmn Actvst
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 425LEC Native American Legal Situation
    Lecture

    Looks at the legal status of Native North Americans in relation to the United States and its governmental predecessors.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 429LEC Cultural Politics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 430SEM Lit & Pol: Louise Erdrich
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 432SEM Applied Sociomusicology
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 435SEM Hist of Working Women
    Seminar

    Traces the changes in women's work in the home, in the family, and in the labor force in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Focusing on working class women's experiences in the labor force, we explore the impact of urbanization and industrialization on women in different ethnic and racial communities, their experiences and conflicts with unions, and their contributions to labor struggles. This course is the same as GGS 435, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.?

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 437SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 439LEC Contemporary American Fiction
    Lecture

    Considers problems in American fiction from a cultural, historical, thematic, and stylistic perspective.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 440LEC Contemporary American Fiction
    Lecture

    Considers problems in American fiction from a cultural, historical, thematic, and stylistic perspective.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 446SEM Buffalo Admin of Justice
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 448LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AMS 455SEM Cross Cult Retrospects
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 456SEM Cross Cult Retrospects
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 457SEM Problems in American Urban History
    Seminar

    Studies urban development aspects in the local community and more generally.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 459SEM Power and Social Policy
    Seminar

    This seminar for graduate students, majors and advanced undergraduates will explore several themes around the issues of class, power and policy from the European exploration and conquest of the Americas into the present. Themes include: the origins and development of class systems in the U.S.; the relationship between ruling elites and government in the creation of wealth; the role of class and class conflict in making and shaping domestic economic and foreign policies, including wars and interventions in other nations. Using the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq as a contemporary case study of these themes, we will explore such question as: who are the ruling in the U.S? How have they changed since colonial times? Who are the current ruling elites? What are their goals and visions? What is their relationship to government? How do they seek to translate thei goals into domestic economic policies and into foreign policy?

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 466LEC Wmn Work & Social Change
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 475SEM Languages of the Theatre
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 485SEM Women in Theatre
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 488REC Violence and Nonviolence
    Recitation

    Introduces the theory and practice of nonviolence.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 488SEM Violence and Nonviolence
    Seminar

    Introduces the theory and practice of nonviolence.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 489SEM Melville
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 490LEC Automation and Society
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 491SEM Levelling Latin Am People
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 496TUT Internship
    Tutorial

    Hands-on experience in the field.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AMS 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Individually designed program of reading, research, or skills development in close association with an instructor.

    Credits: 1 - 16
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: permission of instructor
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