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History - American Studies Concentration (19 credits)

The History with American Studies Concentration major provides students the opportunity to  pursue  a  multidisciplinary  course  of  study  that  focuses  on  American  life  and  culture.  This  program  is  especially  suitable  for  students  planning  careers  in  social  studies  education,  government,  journalism,  publishing,  and  museum  research  and  administration.  History/American Studies is also excellent preparation for law school or for graduate work in literature, history, American Studies, and related fields. Students who complete this program are designated History majors with an American Studies concentration.

History Major Concentration in American Studies Audit Form

I. Required Courses (10 credits)

  • Choose one:
    • HIS 120* Early American Experience, 1607-1877 - 3 credits
    • HIS 121* Recent American Experience, 1877-Present - 3 credits
  • AMS251/HIS 251*** Introduction to American Society - 3 credits
  • HIS 200^ History Research and Writing - 4 credits

II. History Electives (15 credits)

A minimum of five history electives at the 200-level or above (Excluding HIS 310); at least three of which must be U.S. History and at least three of which must be at the 300-level.

III. American Studies Electives (9 credits)

Three  American  Studies  electives  from  the  approved  list  or  approved  by  the  coordinator  for American Studies; See List of Approved Courses for History - American Studies Concentration

Seminar^^ (4 credits)

  • Choose one:
    • HIS 420 Seminar in American Civilization - 4 credits
    • HIS 400 Seminar in U.S. History - 4 credits

*approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier I Historical Perspectives

**approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Cultural Perspectives

***approved substitution to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Individuals and Societies

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement