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Major in American Studies

As an American studies major, you'll explore the policies and history of the United States in the context of a globalized world. An interdepartmental major that combines history, literature, social sciences and the arts, this major gives students considerable flexibility and choice in structuring their program of study.

The major consists of nine courses. Of those nine courses, students are required to take at least two in American history and one in American literature. The remainder of the courses may be selected from the list of classes below in consultation with the American studies advisor.

EDU 204 American Education
ENG 351 American Literature I
ENG 352 American Literature II
ENG 423 American Fiction
GEO 315 Regional Study of United States and Canada
HIS 210 The African American in History
HIS 301 American History Before 1865
HIS 302 The United States from 1865 to the Present
HIS 303 United States Diplomatic History
HIS 304 The United States in the Twentieth Century
HIS 405 History of American Culture and Thought
POL 201 American Federal Government
POL 202 American State and Local Government
POL 300 Metropolitan Government and Politics
POL 319 Foundations of American Political Thought
SOC 304 Majority-Minority Relations
THL 350 Religion in America
URB 291 Suburbia: People, Problems, and Policies
URB 300 Metropolitan Government and Politics
URB 421 Practical Politics and Political Campaigning

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