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American Studies (Minor)

The six course American Studies minor offers a course of study on what constitutes American culture and how cultural expressions reflect and reveal American values, beliefs and perceptions.​

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
AMS 201CRITICAL AMERICAN STUDIES (generally offered in Winter quarter)4
Select four US topic courses (American Studies electives), one of which must have an AMS prefix16
Select one US survey course of the following:4
AMS 200
AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY AND CULTURE (preferred; generally offered in Autumn quarter)
AMS 240
CHICAGO HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND CULTURES
AMS 275
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 1: COLONIAL TO LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
AMS 276
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 2: LATE VICTORIANS TO THE PRESENT
AMS 285
HISTORY AND U.S. POPULAR MEDIA
HST 181
UNITED STATES TO 1800
HST 182
UNITED STATES, 1800-1900
HST 183
UNITED STATES, 1900-PRESENT
HST 185
AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY AND CULTURE
HST 240
HISTORY OF CHICAGO
HST 246
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1800
HST 247
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1800-1900
HST 248
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1900 TO PRESENT
HST 260
LESBIAN AND GAY AMERICAN HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1970
HST 269
MUSEUMS, MATERIAL CULTURE AND MEMORY: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
HST 270
U.S. HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE
HST 275
SEX IN AMERICA, PURITANS TO VICTORIANS
HST 276
SEX IN AMERICA, LATE VICTORIANS TO PRESENT
HST 278
HISTORY OF AMERICAN RELIGION
HST 279
WESTWARD EXPANSION IN U.S.
HST 283
ASIAN-AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND HISTORY, 1840-1965
HST 284
HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES
HST 288
WOMEN IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
HST 295
AMERICAN HISTORY AND FILM/TV

Students majoring in American Studies (BA) are restricted from earning this minor.

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