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2024-25 Catalog 
    
2024-25 Catalog

American Studies


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Students must complete all of the following requirements to graduate with a bachelor of arts in this program. Some courses may apply toward multiple requirements.

College Requirements:

  

Students are required to complete all standard college requirements.

Major Requirements:


Total major units: Varies

This program requires an application to declare the major approved by the American Studies Committee.

Field of Concentration Requirements:


  1. Complete the division and major requirements of an established disciplinary major from the list below:
    1. A minimum of two courses with a focus on American subject matter.
    2. Division of Arts
      • Art
      • Dance
      • Music
      • Theatre
    3. Division of History and Social Sciences
      • Anthropology
      • Economics
      • History
      • Political science
      • Sociology
    4. Division of Literature and Languages
      • Chinese
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Greek, Latin, and ancient Mediterranean studies
      • Russian
      • Spanish
    5. Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Computer science
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
    6. Division of Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics
      • Linguistics
      • Philosophy
      • Psychology
      • Religion

Four Additional Units of American Subject Matter


  • Two units in history
    ⇒For students whose field of concentration is history, two units in a subject outside the field of concentration.
  • Two additional units in a subject outside the field of concentration
    ⇒For students whose field of concentration is history, two additional units in a subject outside the field of concentration and in a different subject than the two units above.

Junior Year Requirements:


  • Department junior seminar (if applicable)
  • Junior qualifying examination

Recommended, but Not Required:


All majors are expected to attend American studies colloquia and other events. There are approximately three to four colloquia each semester. Each American studies major will present their thesis at a colloquium during the final semester of their senior year.

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