Undergraduate Course Catalog

American Studies

The American Studies minor helps students understand and appreciate the interrelationship of all facets of American society and culture. The program consists of courses in American history, literature, art, and other elements of American life and thought. It focuses on cultural diversity and social groups in American history.

The interdisciplinary approach of the American Studies minor cuts across traditional academic boundaries, giving students a unique view of the nation’s social fabric and history. It equips students with knowledge and skills applicable to careers in education, journalism, business, advertising, publishing, government, and other types of work requiring a general understanding of American society and culture and an ability to conduct rigorous interdisciplinary analysis.

For more information, call the Department of History at 765-285-8700.


MINOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES, 24 hours

PREFIX NO    SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Introduction to American Studies
AMSTU

HIST
101
or
101
Amer Studies (3)

Amer Studies (3)

3
Historical foundations
HIST

201
202
US 1492–1876
US 1877-Pres
3
3
6 hours from
American life electives 

HIST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANTH
 
 
ECON
HIST

PEP
JOURN
 
NREM
POLS
 
 
SOC
 
TCOM
 

210  
215
310
419
421
422
433
434
242
331
471
310
205
or
205
101
301
204
130
411
443
312
421
101
363

Black His US (3)
Women Amer H (3)
Int Hist Bus (3)
Tr Miss Fron (3)
Indians U S (3)
Amer Pop Cul (3)
Am Life 1607 (3)
Am Life 1865 (3)
Folklore (3) 
Nat Am No Am (3)
Ethnohistory (3) 
Am Ec Hist 2 (3)
Int Sport Am (3)

Int Sport Am (3)
Med Am Soc (3)
Hist Journ (3)
Am Env Hist (3)
Amer Nat Gov (3)
Amer Thought (3)
Am Const Law (3)
Leisure (3)
Minorities (3)
Foundations (3)
Film Genres (3)


















6

3 hours from
American thought electives

ENG

240
250
Amer Lit 1 (3)
Amer Lit 2 (3)

3

6 hours from
ARCH
LA
PLAN
COMM
 
ENG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MUHIS
 
 
PHIL
RELST

428
221
220
310
380
240
250
346
347
351
402
491
492
105 
439
440
303
160

Hist NA Arch (3)
L A Hist 2 (3)
Plan Hist 1 (3)
Spchmkg Demo (3)
Prac Commun (1-6)
Amer Lit 1 (3)
Amer Lit 2 (3)
Stu 19 Amer (3)
20th Cent Am (3)
Cont Am (3)
Cult Stu (3)
Afr Am Lit (3)
Nat Am Lit (3)
Mus Pop Cul (3)
Jazz Hist 1 (2)
Jazz Hist 2 (2)
American (3)
Rel & Cultur (3)





6


24 hrs

Students electing COMM 310 should complete their University Core Curriculum communication studies requirement first to satisfy the prerequisite. All other prerequisites are waived.

AMERICAN STUDIES (AMSTU)

101 Introduction to American Studies. (3)
Survey of American Studies as a field and as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American civilization. Methods and theories of American studies will be discussed, along with major themes and topics in American life and thought. 
    Not open to students who have credit in HIST 101.

450 Reading and Independent Study. (1-3)
Topics for independent study and research to be chosen and investigated in consultation with an instructor who has expertise in the area involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the American Studies director. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

499 Selected Topics in American Studies. (3-9)
Survey and investigation of a specific topic, issue, or problem in American Studies. Particular subject matter will be announced before each offering. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.