American Studies (Minor)

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The six course American Studies minor offers a course of study on what constitutes American culture and how cultural expressions reflect and reveal American values, beliefs and perceptions.​

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
AMS 201CRITICAL AMERICAN STUDIES (generally offered in Winter quarter)4
Select four US topic courses (American Studies electives), one of which must have an AMS prefix16
Select one US survey course of the following:4
AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY AND CULTURE (preferred; generally offered in Autumn quarter)
CHICAGO HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND CULTURES
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 1: COLONIAL TO LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 2: LATE VICTORIANS TO THE PRESENT
HISTORY AND U.S. POPULAR MEDIA
UNITED STATES TO 1800
UNITED STATES, 1800-1900
UNITED STATES, 1900-PRESENT
AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY AND CULTURE
HISTORY OF CHICAGO
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1800
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1800-1900
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1900 TO PRESENT
LESBIAN AND GAY AMERICAN HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1970
MUSEUMS, MATERIAL CULTURE AND MEMORY: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
U.S. HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE
SEX IN AMERICA, PURITANS TO VICTORIANS
SEX IN AMERICA, LATE VICTORIANS TO PRESENT
HISTORY OF AMERICAN RELIGION
WESTWARD EXPANSION IN U.S.
ASIAN-AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND HISTORY, 1840-1965
HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES
WOMEN IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
AMERICAN HISTORY AND FILM/TV

Students majoring in American Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.