Jan 23, 2021  
2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies Minor

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Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Coordinator

The American Studies minor exposes students to the methods, questions and materials of the field of American Studies, a discipline which uses the approaches and scholarship of many disciplines to explore the rich diversity of the United States as well as “American” cultural and national identity from local, regional and transnational vantage points. Students will investigate the range of people, places and ideas that make up “America’s” past and present and consider the various ways in which “American” identity has been constructed, contested, and transformed through formal and informal means in all areas of human activity. A foundational interdisciplinary American Studies course which focuses on equity and social justice is augmented by elective courses selected from across the university to meet the specific educational goals and interests of each student. Elective courses must be from at least three different departments. Up to three (3) credits from a student’s major may be used to satisfy the minor.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Required Courses (3 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

American Studies Minor Electives  
Of the four, 3 credit elective courses at least three must be from different departments
Up to three (3) credits from a student’s major may be used to satisfy the minor.