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American Studies

The minor will provide students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of historical, literary, social, religious, and political themes dominant in United States culture. The minor will allow students to choose courses related to personal interests and professional needs.


American Studies Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours as follows:
HIST 1301 United States to 1877
HIST 1302 United States Since 1877
ENGL 2326 American Literature
POSC 2305 Federal Government

Six (6) semester hours, three from two of the following fields:
HIST 3304 United States Since 1914
HIST 3305 History of the South
HIST 3312 Spanish Borderlands
HIST 3323 Themes in United States History
HIST 3361 American Constitutional Development I
HIST 3362 American Constitutional Development II
HIST 4316 The American West
HIST 4341 Development of the American Economy - 1798-1914
ENGL 4306 American Modernism and Postmodernism
ENGL 4310 Literary Themes (as appropriate to American contexts)
ENGL 4311 American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 4312 American Renaissance
ENGL 4320 Literary Periods (as appropriate to American contexts)
ENGL 4330 Major Authors (as appropriate to American contexts)
ENGL 4340 Literary Genres
SOCI 2304 Social Problems
SOCI/PSYC 3307 Seminar on Moral, Ethical, & Religious Issues
SOCI 3309 Minority Groups