Minor in American Studies

This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Community Design, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program.


18 credit hours at the 2000 level or above to a maximum of 27 credit hours to be selected from the list below. Student minoring in American Studies must take at least three credit hours from each of the three different participating programs: English, History, Music, or Political Science. Please note that not all courses are offered each year.

ENGL 2003.03: American Literature
ENGL 2070.03: African American Literature
ENGL 3061.03: American Literature to 1865
ENGL 3062.03: American Literature 1865 - 1914
ENGL 3070.03: 20th Century African American Novel
ENGL 3220.03: American Literature of the Earlier Twentieth Century
ENGL 3221.03: American Literature of the Later Twentieth Century
ENGL 3245.03: Beat Generation
ENGL 3820.03: Nabokov
ENGL 4017.03: William Faulkner and Toni Morrison
ENGL 4022.03: Ellison and Everett
ENGL 4280.03: Hollywood Fiction
ENGL 4281.03: Literature and Television
ENGL 4400.03: Nature and American Culture
ENGL 4405.03: American Gothic
ENGL 4406.03: New York in Fiction and Poetry
ENGL 4456.03: American Literature of the Great Depression
ENGL 4609.03: Moby Dick in Context
ENGL 4803.03: Race and Gender in American Speculative Fiction

HIST 2331.03: Creation of the American Republic
HIST 2332.03: The American Republic, 1840-1990
HIST 2335.03: Modern American Culture
HIST 2340.03: The Cold WarHIST 2350.03: The History Wars
HIST 3358.03: Slavery, Gender and Power: Women in Nineteenth Century America
HIST 3361.03: The American Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 3365.03: The Vietnam War
HIST 3368.03: America in the 1950s
HIST 3369.03: America in the 1960s
HIST 3370.03: North American Landscape
HIST 3372.03: The Cuban Missile Crisis
HIST 3372.03: Spying on the World: The CIA in American History
HIST 3380.03: Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
HIST 4360.03: Slavery and American Political Culture
HIST 4988.03: The Historiography of American Foreign Relations, Post 1945

MUSC 2019.03: Rock'n Roll Era and Beyond
MUSC 2020.03: History of Jazz
MUSC 3360.03: African American Vernacular Music

POLI 2301.03: Comparative Politics
POLI 2540.03: Canadian-American Relations
POLI 3304.03: Comparative Federalism
POLI 3378.03: US Constitution, Government and Politics
POLI 3431.03: Politics Through Film and Literature
POLI 3440.03: The Politics of Fear
POLI 3525.03: Comparative Foreign Policy Simulation
POLI 3574.03: American Foreign Policy
POLI 4242.03: Politics of Reason, Passion, Biology
POLI 4512.03: The Politics of North America

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