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 Global American Studies consists of nine courses from 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. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.

Introduction (one)

Approaches (one)

American In The World (at least one)

The World In America (at least one)

Note: Students may elect to complete 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. If fewer than four courses are taken abroad, the student should increase the number of courses taken at UNC–Chapel Hill from the America in the World and The World in America lists, to reach a total of nine courses in the major.

Global American Studies Minor

The minor in Global American Studies consists of five courses from 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.

Introduction (one)

America in the World (at least one)

The World in America (at least one)

Note: Students may elect to complete 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, to reach a total of five courses in the minor.