- The American Studies program only offers two courses on its own (AMER 110: Introduction to American Studies and AMER 200: Topics in American Studies) that are not cross-listed with other departments’ courses. The remaining courses that flesh out a student’s curriculum reside in other departments and are cross-listed with American Studies.
- AMER 110: Introduction to American Studies is only offered every other academic year.
- AMER 200: Topics in American Studies is a team-taught course offered annually in the spring, and there is no transferable equivalent at College of DuPage.
- Many other courses at College of DuPage may apply to the American Studies major or minor. It is generally our practice to defer to the home department to decide whether a College of DuPage course has an equivalent. If the equivalent course is cross-listed with American Studies, then there is no objection to counting it toward the major or minor. For example, the College of DuPage course “HISTO 1130: History of the United States to 1865” if approved by the History department as an equivalent to HIST 200: Foundations of the American Republic, would also be cross-listed as AMER 210, and therefore apply toward the American Studies major or minor.
- If there is no equivalent course at Lake Forest College, but the student feels as though the course is compatible with American Studies, then the student should appeal to the chairperson of American Studies who will make the final determination.
- A maximum of four (4) courses from College of DuPage may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies major. A maximum of three (3) courses from College of DuPage may be used toward a Lake Forest College American Studies minor. Requests for exceptions will be considered by the chairperson on a case-by-case basis.
- College of DuPage credits may not be used to fulfill the AMER 110 or AMER 200 requirements (see above), or to transfer in as any course at the 300-level or above, including the Senior Seminar requirement (AMER 485).