44. American Politics, Culture, and Society
An exploration into the ways in which American institutions and cultural beliefs have structured opportunities for individuals and groups in both the present and the past.
Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.
Complete one course from each cluster.
|First Cluster (Complete 1 course)|
|HIST 141||American History I||4 credits|
|HIST 142||American History II||4 credits|
|HIST 233||WWII: Global & Social Perspectives||4 credits|
|HIST 245||Race in Modern America||4 credits|
|HIST 341||American Revolution and Constitution||4 credits|
|HIST 361||The Reagan Era||4 credits|
|HIST 368||The 1990s: Origins of the Current Crisis||4 credits|
|Second Cluster (Complete 1 course)|
|POLS 140||Introduction to U.S. Politics||4 credits|
|POLS 222/227||Civil Rights Movement||2-4 credits|
|POLS 301||Politics and the Media||4 credits|
|POLS 302||Parties and Elections||4 credits|
|Third Cluster (Complete 1 course)|
|DS 200||Introduction to Disability Studies||2 credits|
|PHIL 303||American Philosophy||4 credits|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||4 credits|
|SOC 102||Social Problems||4 credits|
|SOC 208||Race: Inequality and Identity||4 credits|
|SOC 305||Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii||2-4 credits|
|SOC 318||Racism and Ethnicity in Hawaii-Travel||2 credits|
|SOC 360||Critical Race Theory||4 credits|
|SPAN 325||Mexican-American Cultural Explorations||4 credits|
*The following are special topic courses. They may count toward the third cluster of Focal Study 44 only by special request to the Focal Studies Advisor, Gretchen Potter.
|ENGL 220||Chicano Literature (Lit & Hum Concerns)||4 credits|
|ENGL 220||Harlem Renaissance (Lit & Hum Concerns)||4 credits|