2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

American Studies (B.A.)


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Students majoring in American Studies complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 27-29 elective credits, and 42 credits (14 courses) of major courses.

Major Requirements


Five required disciplinary courses (15 credits):


One of the following courses in American arts:


One of the following courses in American cultural and historic preservation:


One of the following courses in American literature:


One of the following courses in American history:


The following course in American philosophy:


Five elective courses (15 credits):


Students choose a minimum of five additional elective courses in consultation with their advisor and with approval from the program coordinator.

Additional Information


Students also produce an original piece of scholarly research and publicly present it during the fall semester of senior year. American Studies majors are encouraged, but not required, to study abroad and participate in an internship. Students planning to study abroad should do so in the fall of their junior year.

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for American Studies (B.A.)

 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
AST201: American Civilization I: Introduction to American Studies (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
AST202: American Civilization II: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
AST Required Disciplinary Elective (3 credits)
X
X
AST Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Third Year
 
 
AST Required Disciplinary Elective (3 credits)
X
X
AST Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
AST390: American Civilization III: Research Methods (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
AST490: American Civilization IV: Senior Thesis Capstone (3 credits)
X
 
AST Required Disciplinary Elective or
AST Elective (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
 
X

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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