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American Studies

American Studies
pathways
Drawn by Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker

CURRICULUM

The American Studies program asks students to consider broad questions about power and how it operates in the world.

Please see our Pathways Through the HWS American Studies Program for ideas on how our courses and program’s intellectual scope align with plans post-college, whether graduate school or the professional world.

American Studies Pathways

Course List

If you’d like to view a full listing of our course options in American Studies or any other subject, please visit the Online Course Catalogue.

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Requirements for the Major (B.A.)

interdisciplinary, 11 courses

AMST 101, 201; two courses from the American Studies Foundations group; four AMST electives and two electives from the cross-listed courses or two additional AMST courses and AMST 465. At least two the AMST electives must be at the 300-level or above. A cross-listed 300-level elective may be substituted upon approval by advisor. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. No more than one credit/no credit courses can be counted towards the major. No more than three courses can be taken in one department outside of American Studies.

Requirements for the Minor

interdisciplinary, 5 courses

AMST 101; one Foundations course; two AMST electives, one of which must be at the 300 level or above, and one cross listed elective or AMST course. A cross-listed 300-level elective may be substituted upon approval by advisor. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. No more than one credit/no credit courses can be counted towards the minor. No more than two courses can be taken in one department outside of American Studies.