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.

Instructions for Focal Study 44

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 370 Crime, Corruption, and Scandal 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
POLS/SOCWK 351 Social Policy/Social Justice 4 credits
Third Cluster (Complete 1 course)
DS 200 Introduction to Disability Studies 2 credits
HUM 260 U.S. Latina/os and Popular Culture 4 credits
PHIL 315 Philosophy of Law 4 credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC 102 Social Problems (no longer offered) 4 credits
SOC 110 Understanding the Apocalypse 4 credits
SOC 120 Image, Society, and Identity 4 credits
SOC 130 Stump the Sociologist 4 credits
SOC 208 Race: Inequality and Identity (no longer offered) 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) 2-4 credits
ENGL 220 Harlem Renaissance (Lit & Hum Concerns) 2-4 credits