American Studies

American Studies investigates U.S. society and culture from the widest possible variety of perspectives and intellectual approaches. Our students are introduced to the diversity of American experiences, past and present, and they explore the local, national, and global roots of contemporary America.


First Semester Planning

Incoming first-year students will take approximately 15 credits in their first semester. Advisors will register you for your required English course and the appropriate course(s) to explore this major. You'll provide us with information about other courses you may want to take, or other interests you'd like to include in your first semester registration.

Your schedule will look something like this: 

Expository Writing/English placement course (3cr)

Major Exploration (3cr) *chosen by advisors, see below

 Major or Minor Exploration (3cr) *chosen by advisors, see below

SAS Core, Signature Course or General Elective Course (3cr)

 SAS Core, Signature Course or General Elective Course (3cr)

 Byrne and/or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1-2cr)

 Total Credits: 15-17

 

Additional information Beyond the Classroom

At a Glance

American Studies

Undergraduate Advisor
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Programs Offered:
Major in American Studies
Minor in American Studies
Minor in Comparative and Critical Race in Ethnic Studies

Location:
Douglass Campus

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