Minor in American Studies
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN AMERICAN STUDIES
The American Studies major is divided into two parts: a set of required core courses designed to introduce the themes of American Studies described above, and a set of elective courses chosen from at least two disciplines related to a particular topic or theme in American Studies. Students entering this major should choose their theme or topic at least by the middle of the junior year in order to take advantage of courses in
various departments appropriate to their topic. The program is directed by a coordinator and a council consisting of faculty from participating departments and students currently completing the major. Each student's program is developed in consultation with the coordinator and advisers, in accordance with the pattern below.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see American Studies discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).
Required Courses Units AMST 300/SS 410 Social Perspectives on American Culture 3 AMST 310/HUM 485 Arts and American Culture 3 AMST 400/GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures 3 AMST 410/HUM 478 California Culture 3 Special Study course or courses (up to six units) on a specific topic connected to prior course work, to be developed through consultation with the coordinator and faculty from the appropriate department 3-6 Total required units 15-18
Elective Courses Courses, by choice and advisement, on a topic or themes in American Studies, drawn from at least two disciplines. Up to six units may be in community college or lower division course work 24 Total for major 39-42Courses especially appropriate as electives for the American Studies major are offered by the following departments (not an exclusive list):
Required Courses Units AMST 300/SS 410 Social Perspectives on American Culture 3 AMST 310/HUM 485 Arts and American Culture 3 AMST 400/GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures 3 AMST 410/HUM 478 California Culture 3 Total required units 12 Elective Courses These courses, chosen upon advisement from throughout the appropriate departments and programs of the university, allow the student to explore a particular theme or topic in American Studies. Lists of appropriate courses are distributed by the program each semester 9 Total units 21
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