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Undergraduate Course Details
Number IDS 461
Title Seminar in American Studies
Credits 3.0
Distribution W
Prerequisites W-II course (pre- or co-req.), IDS232 and IDS333 or permission of the Department Chairperson


This capstone course engages students in an exploration of American Studies scholarship and supports them as they conduct original research. Students will read classic and recent works in American Studies and investigate the topical, theoretical and methodological developments of the field. Each student will develop and complete a substantive research paper related to a current area of inquiry in the discipline. Required of all students in the American Studies Concentration. Three lecture hours per week.