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Requirements

Major and Minor in American Studies

The Major in American Studies requires at least nine credits, while the Minor requires at least six credits. Courses taken Pass-Fail may not count towards the major or minor in American Studies. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all courses used to fulfill the major or minor. 

Requirements for the Major:

  • American Studies 110: Introduction to American Studies 
  • At least one section of American Studies 200: Topics
  • At least one course in American politics or history 
  • At least one course in American literature, art, or music 
  • Four electives chosen in consultation with the American Studies advisor 
  • Senior Seminar requirement: American Studies 480

At least one course toward the major must be taken at the 300-level, and at least two courses toward the major must deal with issues and material related to African American Studies. 

Requirements for the Minor:

  • American Studies 110: Introduction to American Studies 
  • American Studies 200: Topics
  • Four electives chosen in consultation with the American Studies advisor 

At least one course toward the minor must deal with issues and materials related to African American studies.