Requirements for the American Studies Concentration

Students wishing to fulfill requirements for the American Studies concentration must complete the following work:

Ten courses above the 1000-level. American Studies courses will engage students in a range of different kinds of writing, from conventional research papers and analytical essays to writing for the public in the form of editorials, web sites, and exhibits.

Three courses in the concentration must be linked to an individual focus formulated by the student when the concentration is declared.

Four of the ten courses must be seminars:

  • The Senior Seminar is any AMST1900 taken in the senior year.
  • The other two may be AMST 1800, AMST 1900 or upper-level seminars outside the department that fulfill focus requirements.

The Senior Capstone ePortfolio is an ungraded requirement.

Courses are chosen in consultation with the Concentration Advisor.

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Requirements for class of 2012 and prior