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 subcultural 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 fourteen (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.
Foundation Courses (15 Credits)
|AMST||100||Approaches to the Study of American Society and Culture|
|AMST||301||Junior Community Colloquium|
|AMST||420||Senior Seminar I|
|AMST||421||Senior Seminar II|
Five courses selected from the following topical areas:
*Note-These are variable content courses and may be repeated for credit, but students may study a single topic only once.
|AMST||370||Topics in Race, Gender and Sexuality in America|
|AMST||371||Topics in Ethnicity, Class and Region in America|
|AMST||372||Topics in American Material and Popular Culture|
|AMST||373||Topics in American Ideas and Institutions|
Four 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, Political Science.