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American Studies: The Program

The Program

Liberal Studies – Concentration in American Studies
As
sociate in Arts

Program Description: The American Studies Concentration invites students to explore American society, culture, and identity from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Through history, literature, art, politics, music, religion, and other fields of study, students will analyze American life, trace its evolution, and seek to understand its influences.

Curriculum Requirements       61 credits

Required Program Courses

Credit

Required Courses, continued

Credits

ENG 101 College Composition

3

Liberal Studies Requirements

40

ENG 112 Literature and Writing

3

American Studies Program Courses

Credits

PHI 102 Ethics and Contemporary Society

3

HUM 105 Introduction to American Studies

3

SPE 101 Oral Communications

3

HUM 111 Arts in America

3

Social Sciences (General Education Core III) (SOC 101 and POS 101 recommended)

6

HIS110 U.S. History I or HIS120 U.S. History II

3

Humanities, General Education Core II

6

HUM201 Multicultural America

3

Creative Arts (Code CA in Core II)

3

3 Credits from American Studies Program Elective List:

3

Diversity/Cultural Knowledge (Code D in Cores II and III) (HIS 125 recommended)

3

Total American Studies Credits

15

Mathematics, General  Education Core IV*

3

Open Electives or General Education Core I-IV

6

Lab science, General  Education Core IV

4

Computer Literacy

3

American Studies Program Electives:

POS 101 American Government

HIS125 U.S. Civil Rights

HIS140 U.S. Religious History

HIS106 Topics in American History

HIS108 Women in U.S. History

ENG224 American Literature I or ENG225 American Literature II

HUM205 American Studies Seminar

HIS110 U.S. History I or HIS120 U.S. History II