This minor promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex economic, political, and cultural structures at the root of the societies of the Western Hemisphere. Our studies range from the first immigrations across the land bridge from Siberia, to the colonization of the Americas by Europeans, to the present day. Students may also examine such issues as ethnicity, gender relations, and environmental awareness, and discuss how literary and visual artists have articulated contemporary cultural concerns. Students must complete fifteen credits, including:
- AMST 1201;
- An additional three credits of AMST coursework;
- Nine credits taken from any of the tracks listed in the American Studies major and/or courses approved by the director of American Studies.
Courses used to fulfill the student’s major field requirements and their related coursework for the major may also be used to fulfill the American Studies minor. To ensure focus, students must provide a brief rationale for their track and course choices.