Major In American Studies

The major in American studies consists of nine courses, with one from each of the following categories. An up-to-date list of all courses available to students within these categories can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking on this link. (Courses listed more than once can be counted for only one category.) At the core of the undergraduate major in American studies are two required courses in interdisciplinary cultural analysis. Majors also choose at least two advanced seminars in the department that focus readings and research on topics representative of both the talents of its faculty members and emergent directions in American studies scholarship. For the remainder of their requirements, majors select a series of relevant electives offered by over a dozen different University departments and curricula. These courses deepen majors’ interdisciplinary awareness of American traditions, institutions, literature, and arts as well as expose them to a diversity of American experiences and perspectives. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.

Introduction (one) 

Approaches (one) 

Seminars (at least two AMST seminars numbered above 202)

Literature (one) 

Ideas and Traditions (one) 

Expressive Arts and Popular Culture (one)

Regionalism, Transnationalism, and the Public Sphere (one)

Ethnicity and Diversity (one)

American Studies Minor

The undergraduate minor in American studies consists of five courses in American studies, with courses chosen from each of the following categories. An up-to-date list of all courses available to students within these categories can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog by clicking on this link. (Courses listed more than once can be counted for only one category.)

Introduction (one)

Approaches (one)

Topics (at least three AMST courses numbered above 202, not including independent study or honors thesis research)