Spring 2022 Courses

These are urgent times in America. Pandemic. Political divisions. Climate Disasters. Movements for restorative justice. Today, Americans face difficult questions about our nation’s past and our collective future.

The American Studies Program seeks to equip you with the tools you need to understand the changing dynamics of American culture and to fight for a better tomorrow. With that in mind, our faculty are offering some exciting (and timely) courses for Spring 2022!

In Tulsa, these include our new course on Comparative Truth and Reconciliation in the Americas, which will place Tulsa’s history of restorative justice in an international perspective. Also in Tulsa is a special topics course offered by Africana Studies scholar Quraysh Ali Lansana on the Economics of Greenwood, while literary scholar Lindsey Smith is teaching a course on Native American film. 

Professor David Gray will be teaching his popular course on Tulsa’s Public Cultures and he will be teaching a web-based course on the 1960s. He will also offer the American Studies Senior Seminar.

In Stillwater, we’ll be offering courses on War in American Culture and Black Geographies and Memorialization in the Landscape, a timely exploration of race and memory in public space. Our newest faculty member, Tom Jorsch, is teaching a readings course on Industrial and Agricultural Protest. And we are especially excited about historian Sarah Foss’s new course called Nations on the Move: Latin American Migration and Latinx Communities in the US. 

Other courses for Spring 2022 include Crime, Law, & American CultureThe Death Penalty in America, American Popular Culture, and both online and in-person sections of Intro to American Studies.

Nearly all of our courses include Gen-Ed credits, and some are offered in Hybrid, T-Flex, or WEB modes.

For more information, contact the American Studies director, John Kinder.

Spring 2022

Tulsa

3333 Crime, Law & American Culture (S) – M 7:30-10:15 (Liang) – T-Flex section also available

3373 Comparative Truth and Reconciliation in the Americas (D) – W 4:30-7:10 (Jorsch) – T-Flex section also available

3423 American Popular Culture (H) – M 1:40-4:20 (Takacs) – this is a streaming web course

3513 Film and American Society: Native American Film (H) – T 7:30-10:15 (Smith) – this is a Hybrid course

3550 The Arts and American Society: Tulsa’s Public Cultures – T 1:40-4:20 (Gray) – this is a Hybrid course

3950 Special Topics in American Studies: Economics of Greenwood (DH) – M 4:30-7:10 (Lansana)

4103 The Death Penalty in American (S) – W 7:30-10:15 – F-Flex section also available

4910 American Period Seminar: 1960s – R 4:30-7:10 (Gray) – this is a streaming web course

4973 Senior Seminar in American Studies Th 4:30-7:10 (Gray) – this is a Hybrid course

Stillwater

2103 Introduction to American Studies (H, D) – MWF 9:30-10:20 (Jorsch)

3303 Nations on the Move: Latin American Migration and Latinx Communities in the US (D) – MWF 10:30-11:20 (Foss)

3803 War in America (H) – TR 12:00-1:15 (Kinder)

3813 Readings in the American Experience: Industrial and Agricultural Protest (DH) – MWF 11:30-12:20 (Jorsch)

4453   (Sheehan) – cross-listed with Geography and Africana Studies

Online

2103 Introduction to American Studies WEB (Childers)

2103 Introduction to American Studies WEB (Cornwell)

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