American Studies - Requirements

NEW AMERICAN STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS 

*Students who declare American Studies as a major or minor before Spring 2014 have the option of using the new curriculum or the old curriculum. View the old curriculum.

Requirements for Majors

For a 30 credit major (10 courses) in American Studies, students must complete the following: 

1. Required Courses:

  • One Gateway course
  • AS 200: Roots of American Culture, typically taken during junior year
  • AS 399: Independent Study Research Project, taken during senior year 

2.  Four courses minimum selected from cross-listed courses housed in 4 different departments (for ex. AS/HI; AS/TA; AS/EN; AS/SO; AS/MU; AS/PO) 

3.  Two courses minimum beyond AS 200 and AS 399 must be Junior/Senior/Graduate level 

4.  Five courses minimum must be housed within a thematic concentration:                       

Themes

  • Expression and Imagination in American Culture
  • Power, Politics, and Institutions in America
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in American Society
  • Gender in American Society
  • Values and Ethics in American Culture
  • America and the World        

Majors may take AS 350: Internship (3 credits) as one of their 10 courses 

Requirement for Minors: 

For a 15 credit minor (5 courses) in American Studies, students must complete the following: 

1. Required Courses:

  • One Gateway course
  • AS 200: Roots of American Culture, typically taken during junior year 

2. Electives:

  • Three courses must be selected from cross-listed courses housed in three different departments (for ex. AS/HI; AS/TA; AS/EN; AS/SO; AS/MU; AS/PO)