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Programs offered:
B.A. in American Studies
Minor in American Studies (TU)

The interdisciplinary major in American studies is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a systematic and in-depth understanding of American culture. By combining American studies courses and courses from relevant disciplines (history, literature, the arts, economics, and the social sciences), students may explore the relationships of diverse aspects of American life. Students also are able to pursue their special interests within American culture by developing an "area of concentration" that provides a specific focus for much of the work completed in fulfillment of major requirements.

In addition to introducing students to the field of American studies, the major is designed to help students refine their fundamental intellectual skills, especially their writing and speaking skills. Skills of this sort will serve the student well long after many specific facts, postulates, and theories have been forgotten. In short, the American Studies program seeks to prepare human generalists - individuals who possess those basic qualities so necessary for leadership in a rapidly changing world.

Major

B.A. in American Studies

Completion of the following courses:

ECO 326 United States Economic History
ENG 303 American Poetry
HIS 130 United States History to 1865
HIS 330 Between World Wars: The United States, 1920-1945
HIS 331 The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945
SOC 202 The American Experience (to be taken in the freshman or sophomore year)

Completion of five of the following courses:

CRS 260 Writing for Business and the Professions
ECO 421 Money and Banking
ECO 424 Labor Economics
ECO 425 Public Finance
EDU 101 Introduction to Education
ENG 393 Special Topics in Literature and Culture: Literature in the 1920s
ENG 394 Special Topics in Major British and American Authors
HIS 431 History of United States Foreign Relations
POL 201 Constitutional Law
POL 302 American Political Parties
POL 303 Congress and the Presidency
POL 304 African-American Politics
POL 311 United States Foreign Policy
SOC 201 The Family
ULP 303 The New American City

Minor

Minor in American Studies (TU)

1. Completion of SOC 202 The American Experience (to be taken in the freshman or sophomore year).
2. Completion of three of the following courses:

ECO 326 United States Economic History
ENG 303 American Poetry
HIS 130 United States History to 1865
HIS 330 Between World Wars: The United States, 1920-1945
HIS 331 The Age of Affluence: The United States Since 1945 (

 

 

     
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