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2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

American Studies, BA Major in

Educationally distinctive, American Studies is both intensive, in having America as its unvarying concern, and extensive, in relying upon different disciplines. For the students and teachers involved, American Studies means joining in a shared effort with persons whose concerns are partly, or even largely, at variance with one’s own. Such an approach offers a special opportunity to integrate knowledge of American literature, history, politics, economics, art and philosophy into a complex but meaningful whole.

Taking a minor  or a major in American Studies permits the student to see a single subject, America, in different ways with the help of various academic departments and disciplines. Such minor and major programs are readily adapted, with advisement, to the needs, abilities and preferences of the individual student.

American Studies is an interdisciplinary alternative for undergraduates looking forward to graduate work and careers in public service, law, higher education, and other fields associated with the social sciences and humanities.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 36

1) Choose From - Semester Hours: 3 from each of the categories listed below

2) American Studies Readings and Seminar

3) Electives

15 hours of courses that concentrate upon particular aspects of American Studies (e.g., The Arts in America, American Business and Technology, Immigration and Race in America, The American Political Process, American Social Problems), chosen with the approval of a member of the American Studies Advisory Committee, from the following:

Complete BA Requirements

BA Requirements  in HCLAS.