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
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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.
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