The American Studies minor focuses on the cultures, institutions, arts, communication structures, businesses, social processes and media in the United States and emphasizes the social and cultural diversity of American society. Students often minor in American studies to prepare for graduate school or to lead careers in business, non-profit organizations, media and communications. The American Studies minor is 18 semester credit hours and requires upper-level courses from American Studies, Gender Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information, see the course catalog.

Required Foundation Courses (6 hours)

AMS 3327 – American Studies: Histories, Theories, Methodologies

AMS 2341 – American Studies for the Twenty-First Century or AMS 2300 American Popular Culture

Upper level Electives (12 hours)

Four additional American Studies courses (or ISIS course with an American focus) approval is required.