A minor in American Studies introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of American (typically the United States) civilization. American Studies minors ask broad questions about the nature of American culture, civilization, and identity. Students of American Studies are challenged to question why American culture developed as it did and to explore what influences have shaped this nation’s identity.
American Studies Minor requirements include:
Students are required to take five courses overall, distributed according to the following guidelines.
- AS100 Introduction to American Studies
- At least one History course, chosen from the list of eligible courses.
- At least one Politics or one Sociology course, chosen from the list of eligible courses.
- At least one English or one Fine Arts course, chosen from the list of eligible courses.
- One additional course chosen from the list of eligible courses.
Students may choose courses from among the following list of eligible courses. Courses whose catalog description or title does not specifically mention American require approval of the director. Special topics courses not listed here may also be approved by the director.