The American Studies major involves the interdisciplinary study of American culture and leads to a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. Students focus on the regional and sub-cultural diversity of the United States, while at the same time exploring the shared history and values of the nation.
Majors must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Students should formulate a specific program of study in consultation with the American Studies faculty. Students must complete the following 14 courses (42 credits) and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits. Majors are encouraged to apply electives toward a minor or second major.
Five Foundation Courses
|AMST||100||Introduction to the American Experience|
|HIST||151||United States History I|
|HIST||152||United States History II|
|ENG||240||Early American Literature: Pre- Columbus Through the Civil War|
|ENG||260||American Realism, Naturalism and Modernism|
Five American Studies Electives at the 300 level or above ( 15 credits)
Three Interdisciplinary electives:
(at least two at the 200 level or above) from offerings on United States life and culture from related disciplines such as Art and Architectural History, Architecture, English, History, Music, Philosophy or Political Science
Total of 9 credits
One Senior Capstone Independent Study Experience: