Spring 2021 Courses

These are urgent times in America. Pandemic. Political divisions. Climate Disasters. Movements for restorative justice. Every day, it seems, 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 2021!

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 our new course — cross-listed with Africana Studies and Geography — called Black Geographies and Memorialization in the Landscape, a timely exploration of race and memory in public space.

Professor David Gray will be teaching his popular courses on Globalization — this semester with an emphasis on “pandemics” — and America’s Dystopian Futures. He will also offer the AMST Senior Seminar.

We’ll also be offering courses on Crime, Law, & American Culture, Sports, Digital Humanities, Television and American Society (cross-listed with English), Gender in America (cross-listed with History), and both online and in-person sections of Intro to American Studies.

Nearly all of our courses include Gen-Ed credits and can be taken in a hybrid or hyflex mode.

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

Spring 2021


3253  Globalization & American Culture: “Pandemics” T 1:40-4:20 (Gray)

3333 Crime, Law, & American Culture M 7:20-10:00 (Liang)

3373 Comparative Truth and Reconciliation in the Americas W 4:30-7:10 (Jorsch)

3950 Special Topics: America’s Dystopian Futures Th 1:40-4:20 (Gray)

4453 Black Geographies & Memorialization in the Landscape T 4:30-7:10 (Sheehan) – cross-listed with Geography and Africana Studies

4973 Senior Seminar in American Studies Th 4:30-7:10 (Gray)


2103 Introduction to American Studies MWF 10:30-11:20 (Jorsch)

2103 TR Introduction to American Studies to AMST 3:00-4:15 (Kinder)

3503 Television and American Society TR 9:00-10:15 (Takacs) — cross-listed with English

3683 Introduction to Digital Humanities  TR 12:30-1:45 (Takacs)

3723 Cultural History of American Sports MWF 12:30-1:20 (Jorsch)

4553 Gender in America TR 1:30-2:45 (Kinder) — cross-listed with History


2103 Introduction to American Studies WEB (Childers)

2103 Introduction to American Studies WEB (Cornwell)

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