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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)

  • HIS 120 Early American Experience, 1607-1877 or HIS 121 Recent American Experience, 1877-Present
  • AMS 251 Introduction to American Society
  • HIS 200 History Research and Writing

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)

  • HIS 420 Seminar in American Civilization
    or
  • HIS 400 Seminar in U.S. History