Minor in American Studies
The program in American Studies offers a comprehensive knowledge of American institutions and culture. The basic program consists of courses in a variety of areas of study, which students may combine according to their cultural and professional objectives. The purpose is to acquaint students with the intellectual and cultural development of the nation, to prepare them for responsible citizenship, and to show the continuity of past, present, and future in acceptable cultural and historical terms.
Eighteen semester hours from the following:
A. AMS 4385 (Seminar in American Studies.
B. Fifteen semester hours of additional courses numbered 3000 or above with no more than nine credits in any one area such as history, political science or religion, etc. from the courses listed in the area choices in the major.
All students electing to major or minor in American Studies should consult the director before registering. Information concerning a Master of Arts degree in American Studies will be found in the Graduate School Catalog
American Studies Graduate Program
The graduate program in American Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering comprehensive study in American institutions and culture. The basic program consists of courses in American history and American literature.
Prerequisites for graduate work in American studies must include 21 semester hours in any one or in any combination of the following areas: American history, government, literature, and philosophy; history of American education; history of religion in America; and American sociological problems. There is no foreign language requirement. Applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score; a GRE score and a GPA predictive of success in this program are recommended.
Graduate work in American Studies for the Master of Arts degree consists of 30 semester hours, at least 15 of which must be in courses numbered above 5000.
Distribution requirements are as follows:
A. Core 9 sem. hrs.
- AMS 5V99 (6 hours)
- AMS 4385
B. Three courses cross-listed with English, history, 9 sem. hrs. or journalism
C. One research methods class from English, history, 3 sem. hrs. or journalism
D. Electives 9 sem. hrs.
To be chosen from American Studies courses approved for graduate credit (see listings).
Total 30 sem. hrs.
All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the Director of American Studies.