The program in American Studies offers a comprehensive knowledge of American institutions and culture. The basic program consists of courses in a variety of areas of study that students may combine according to their cultural and professional objectives. The purpose is to acquaint students with the intellectual and cultural development of the nation, to prepare them for responsible citizenship, and to show the continuity of past, present, and future in acceptable cultural and historical terms.
All students electing to major or minor in American Studies should consult the director before registering. Information concerning a Master of Arts degree in American Studies will be found in the Graduate School Catalog.
American Studies offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum featuring a comprehensive reflection on American society, institutions, and culture. The basic program consists of courses in American history and literature. With the help of the program director, students tailor the program to their career goals.
Requirements for a Minor in American Studies
|Eighteen semester hours from the following:
|Seminar in American Studies
|Fifteen semester hours of additional 3000-4000 courses, with no more than nine credits in any one area such as history, political science or religion, etc. from the courses listed in the area choices in the major.