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Major Requirements

The major in American Studies requires successful completion of a total of ten 3-credit courses and a senior evaluation project, for a total of 33 credits. The course of study must include:

  • AMS 2021 American Places I: Cities On a Hill
  • AMS 2022 American Places II: Frontier Nation
  • One American Studies Seminar (AMS-approved 3000-level course)
  • Seven additional electives (see list of related courses below)
  • AMS 3998 Senior Evaluation: thesis or other supervised project

Minor Requirements

The minor in American Studies consists of six courses for a total of 18 credits.  The course of study must include:

  • One American Studies (AMS) 1000-level course
  • AMS 2021 American Places I: Cities on a Hill
  • AMS 2022 American Places II: Frontier Nation
  • One American Studies Seminar (AMS)
  • Two additional electives (see list of related courses below)

Note: A grade of C- or better is required for a course to be counted toward a major or minor in American Studies.