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American Studies Minor Requirements

(24 credits)

  • AMER / HIST 114 History of the United States 1 or AMER / HIST 115 History of the United States 2
  • AMER 261 Introduction to American Studies (fall)
  • AMER 499 American Studies Research Project (0 credit), taken concurrently as part of the final American studies 300-level or above elective course, outside of student’s major
  • Four of the following, at least one must be at 300-level or above:
    • AMER / POLI 130 United States Politics and Government
    • AMER / MUSI 184 History of American Popular Music
    • AMER / RELS 221 Religion in America 
    • AMER / ENGL 235 Survey of United States Literature (Beginning to 1865) (fall)
    • AMER / ENGL 236 Survey of U.S. Literature (1865 to present) (spring)
    • AMER / PHIL 305 American Philosophy* (spring)
    • AMER / ENGL 311 / WMGS 311 Women and Literature* (alternate years)
    • AMER / POLI 317 American Political Thought*
    • AMER / MUSI 318 Evolution of Jazz* 
    • AMER / HIST 322 American Immigration and Ethnic History* (alternate years)
    • AMER / ENGL 323 The Harlem Renaissance*
    • AMER / HIST 324 Poverty, Charity and Welfare in American History* (alternate years)
    • AMER / HIST 327 / WMGS 327 Women and Gender in U.S. History*
    • AMER / ENGL 329 Literature of Service*
    • AMER / POLI 335 Congress and Legislatures* (fall, alternate years)
* 300-level courses that may be taken with AMER 499

Special Topics Courses
AMER 289, AMER 389 and AMER 489 may be taken as electives in the minor.

Independent Study Courses 
AMER 490 may be arranged with permission of the associate dean of humanities, the instructor and program director.
 
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