Major In Global American Studies

The concentration in Global American Studies maps the reach of American cultures across political and geographical boundaries and through myriad exchanges and intersections. It encourages an engagement with “the global” that extends from the local and regional to the national and transnational, and back again. This major concentration aims to situate the study of American culture in relation to both the recent effects of globalization and in recognition of the always-global character of “America.” The major in American studies with a concentration in International American Studies consists of nine courses from the following categories. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.

Introduction (one of the following):
AMST 101, 334, or 335

Approaches:
AMST 201 or 202

Up to four approved American culture courses taken at an American studies international partner institution or other study abroad program.
These courses should deal primarily with the United States, or with the interaction between American culture and one or more other cultures, or with the impact within the United States of other cultures. Courses must be approved by the American studies chair or director of undergraduate studies before the study abroad experience. The remainder of courses should be taken at UNC, with at least one from each of the following categories:

America in the World (at least one of the following) :
AFAM 430;
AMST 259, 277, 378;
CMPL 379;
HIST 212, 213, 281, 373, 570, 577;
INTS 512;
POLI 231, 443, 456, 459

The World in America (at least one of the following):
AMST 258, 388, 685;
AFAM 278, 293, 297, 340, 371, 474;
ART 487;
ASIA 350, 452, 455;
ENGL 265, 361, 364, 365, 578;
GEOG 452;
HIST 278;
PLCY 249;
POLI 450;
RELI 423, 445, 580;
SLAV 469

Global American Studies Minor

The minor in international American studies consists of five courses:

Introduction (one of the following):
AMST 101, 334, or 335

America in the World:
AFAM 430;
AMST 259, 277, 378;
CMPL 379;
HIST 212, 213, 281, 373, 570, 577;
INTS 512;
POLI 231, 443, 456, 459

The World in America:
AMST 258, 388, 685;
AFAM 278, 293, 297, 340, 371, 474;
ART 487;
ASIA 350, 452, 455;
ENGL 265, 361, 364, 365, 578;
GEOG 452;
HIST 278;
PLCY 249;
POLI 450;
RELI 423, 445, 580;
SLAV 469

Up to two approved American culture courses taken at an American studies international partner institution or other study abroad program.
These courses should deal primarily with the United States, or with the interaction between American culture and one or more other cultures, or with the impact within the United States of other cultures. Courses must be approved by the American studies chair or director of undergraduate studies prior to beginning the study abroad experience. If fewer than two courses are taken abroad, the student should increase the number of courses from the America in the World and The World in America lists above, to reach a total of five courses in the minor.