Minor in American Studies

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. They 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 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 3650: Constitutional Law
  • PLSC 3750: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights