Summer 2011

http://summer.newark.rutgers.edu/gr_amer_studies.php

TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES I: HUMANITIES IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE, FROM THE NEH TO CIVIL WAR REENACTORS (3 cr.)
26:050:521:B7:92383
EVE: 5/31-7/8
MW 6:00-10:00
KRASOVIC             CONKLIN 447

This course will take up the cause of the public humanities and American Studies’ special place in it as part of the larger national conversation about education, history, and the arts.  After building foundational concepts and definitions of American Studies and the humanities, we will explore a range of case studies, including the Enola Gay controversy at the Smithsonian, the very recent decision to pull a video by David Wojnarowicz from a show at the National Portrait Gallery, and the work of historical reenactors. Rather than produce a traditional term paper, each student, building on this work, will design an original, publicly oriented project that renders their humanities-based research relevant and valuable to contemporary lives, issues, and debates.

INDIVUDUAL STUDY IN AMERICAN STUDIES (BA cr.)
26:050:595:T1:92143

5/1-8/17
MEETING TIME BY ARRANGEMENT
RAPHAEL

By permission only.

Directed independent study with occasional group meetings for graduate students working on MA theses, doctoral dissertations, journal articles, conference papers, and doctoral exam preparations.

INTERNSHIP IN AMERICAN STUDIES (3 cr.)
26:050:619:T1:94980

5/31-8/17
MEETING TIME BY ARRANGEMENT
SNYDER

By permission only.