Minor in American Studies

Requirements for the minor:

Students must complete 1 foundation course in history from the list below:

  • HIST 2100 History of the U.S. to 1877
  • HIST 2110 History of the U.S. from 1877

Students must complete 1 course in political science from the list below:

  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government
  • PLSC 2900 American Political Thought

Students must complete 1 English literature course that focuses on American literature; approved courses will be sent out through email by the Director each semester.

  • ENGL ####

Students must complete electives:

Students should choose two electives, at 4 credits apiece, approved for American studies credit. A list of approved courses is sent out through email by the Director each semester. A partial list can also be found below:

  • ARTH 2100 Modern Art
  • ARTH 2200 Contemporary Art
  • COMM 2100 History of the Media [in the United States]
  • ENGL 3150 Studies in American Literature Before 1920
  • HIST 3100 Topics in American Culture
  • HIST 3110 Colonial America
  • HIST 3140 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 3160 History of Medicine and Health in the U.S.
  • HIST 3170 African-American Heritage
  • HIST 3180 Immigrations and Migrations in American History
  • HIST 3210 The Great Depression
  • HIST 3220 Forties and Fifties
  • HIST 3230 The Sixties
  • HIST 3240 The Seventies and the Eighties
  • HIST 3260 Women (and Men) in America
  • MUSC 2100 History of Jazz
  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government
  • PLSC 2200 State and Local Politics
  • PLSC 2220 Urban and Metro Politics
  • PLSC 2250 Civic Engagement and Political Activism
  • PLSC 2300 Politics of the American South
  • PLSC 2500 The U.S. Congress
  • PLSC 2520 The U.S. Presidency
  • PLSC 2550 The U.S. Judiciary
  • PLSC 2900 American Political Thought
  • PLSC 3000 Campaigns and Elections
  • PLSC 3100 Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • PLSC 3200 Mass Media and Political Communication
  • PLSC 3250 Politics in American Film and Popular Culture
  • PLSC 3400 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 3500 American Public Policy
  • PLSC 3700 Constitutional Law
  • PLSC 3750 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights