US-Focused Courses

This list of courses is for international students.  It is not exhaustive, but will give you an idea of the types of courses that are accepted.  International students need to take 2 international courses and 1 US-focused course.  US-focused courses must have a clear association with American culture, history, society, art, etc. 

  • AAAS 104: Introduction to African-American Studies
  • AAAS 106: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • AAAS 116: The Black Experience in the Americas, Honors
  • AAAS 306: The Black Experience in the U.S. Since Emancipation
  • AAAS 317: African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
  • AAAS 322: Legal Issues and the African American 
  • AAAS 323: African-American Studies In: _____ 
  • AAAS 327: African American Culture
  • AAAS 330: Black Leadership
  • AAAS 356: African-American Theatre and Drama 
  • AAAS 388: The Black Woman
  • AAAS 420: Intercultural Communication: The Afro-American
  • AAAS 440: The Afro-American Family: A Psychological Approach
  • AAAS 460: Topics and Problems in African and African-American Studies
  • AAAS 511: The Civil Rights Movement 
  • AAAS 522: African and African-American Religion:_____
  • AAAS 523: African-American Studies in: _____ 
  • AAAS 525: Social History of Black Aging in America (
  • AAAS 534: The Rhetoric of Black American
  • AAAS 584: Black American Literature
  • AAAS 611: History of the Black Power Movement
  • AMS 100: Introduction to American Studies 
  • AMS 101: Introduction to American Studies, Honors
  • AMS 110: American Identities 
  • AMS 112: American Identities, Honors 
  • AMS 260: America's Latinos/Latinas
  • AMS 290: Religion in American Society
  • AMS 312: American Culture, 1877 to the Present 
  • AMS 316: Ministers and Magicians: Black Religions from Slavery to the Present
  • AMS 317: African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
  • AMS 320: Border Patrolled States
  • AMS 322: Modernism
  • AMS 330: American Society 
  • AMS 332: The United States in Global Context 
  • AMS 340: Black Leadership (
  • AMS 344: Case Study in American Studies: _____ 
  • AMS 345: Cultural Studies
  • AMS 350: Visual Culture and the Harlem Renaissance 
  • AMS 360: Theory and Method
  • AMS 390: Geography of the United States and Canada 
  • AMS 494: Topics in: _____
  • AMS 511: History of American Women--1870 to Present 
  • AMS 512: History of Women and Work in Comparative Perspective
  • AMS 515: American Women and World War II
  • AMS 522: American Racial and Ethnic Relations 
  • AMS 529: Race and the American Theatre
  • AMS 534: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations 
  • AMS 536: Ethnicity in the United States: _____ 
  • AMS 540: Culture, Space and Power in Urban America
  • AMS 552: Public Service in American Studies
  • AMS 555: Advanced Topics in American Literature Since 1865: _____ 
  • AMS 565: Gender, Culture, and Migration 
  • AMS 576: Cultural Geography of the United States
  • AMS 579: Geography of American Foodways
  • AMS 580: American Ar
  • AMS 629: Sociology of Sport
  • AMS 650: Jazz and American Culture 
  • AMS 652: Jazz I, Roots to 1955
  • AMS 653: Jazz II, 1955-Present
  • AMS 680: Jazz Autobiography
  • AMS 682: Jazz Narratives in Novels and Films
  • AMS 690: Black Cultural Studies
  • AMS 696: Studies in: _____
  • ANTH 670: Contemporary American Culture
  • ANTH 672: Meat and Drink in America 
  • COMS 536: American Public Address, 1900-Present
  • ECON 530: American Economic Development
  • ENGL 316: Introduction to Major American Writers 
  • ENGL 318: Topics in American Literature Since 1865: _____ 
  • ENGL 322: American Literature II
  • ENGL 325: Recent Popular Literature
  • ENGL 336: Jewish American Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 337: Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature 
  • ENGL 338: Introduction to African-American Literature
  • ENGL 340: Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literature: _____ 
  • ENGL 575: Literature of the American South
  • FMS 311: History of the American Sound Film
  • FMS 314: History of African-American Images in Film
  • FMS 317: Race and the American Documentary 
  • FMS 380: American Popular Culture of: _____
  • FMS 414: Kansas Art and Popular Culture
  • FMS 621: American Film Criticism 
  • FMS 717: Race and the American Documentary
  • GEOG 331: Regional Geomorphology of the United States
  • GEOG 397: Geography of Kansas and the Plains
  • HA 570: American Art (
  • HA 582: American Art 1860-1900: Gilded Age 
  • HA 583: American Art 1900-1945: Rise of Modernism 
  • HA 584: Kansas Art and Popular Culture
  • HIST 129: History of the United States After the Civil War
  • HIST 131: History of the United States After the Civil War, Honors
  • HIST 312: American Culture, 1877 to the Present 
  • HIST 317: African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present 
  • HIST 319: History, Women, and Diversity in the U.S. 
  • HIST 373: The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States 
  • HIST 375: The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States, Honors
  • HIST 413: The Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1920 
  • HIST 531: History of American Women--1870 to Present 
  • HIST 562: United States Environmental History in the 20th Century
  • HIST 615: Rise of Modern America: Politics, Culture, and Society, 1900-1950 
  • HIST 616: Contemporary America, 1941-Present 
  • HIST 617: America in the 1960's
  • HIST 618: History of the American West to 1900 
  • HIST 620: History of Kansas 
  • HIST 621: The American West in the 20th Century
  • HIST 630: The United States and the World, 1890-2003
  • HIST 654: American Constitutional History Since 1887 
  • HIST 666: Contemporary America, 1941-Present, Honors
  • POLS 110: Introduction to U.S. Politics
  • POLS 111: Introduction to U.S. Politics Honors 
  • POLS 515: American Political Parties 
  • POLS 516: Public Opinion and American Democracy
  • POLS 602: American Political Ideas
  • POLS 613: Comparative U.S. State Politics 
  • POLS 619: Topics in American Politics: ______ 
  • PUAD 433: Metropolitics and Macroproblems: The American City in Local and Global Context 
  • REL 171: Religion in American Society
  • REL 172: Religion in American Society, Honors
  • REL 373: The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States 
  • REL 375: The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States, Honors
  • REL 376: American Judaism: Life and Thought
  • SOC 110: American Identities
  • SOC 112: American Identities, Honors
  • SOC 132: American Society, Honors (
  • SOC 160: Social Problems and American Values 
  • SOC 161: Social Problems and American Values, Honors
  • SOC 522: American Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • THR 528: History of U.S. Theatre and Drama
  • THR 529: Race and the American Theatre
  • WGSS 511: History of American Women: 1870 to Present
  • WGSS 513: Modern American Women in Film and Literature

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