American Studies Minor

Program Overview

The American Studies Minor gives students the opportunity to explore the diverse culture of the United States in an interdisciplinary context. In consultation with the Coordinator of the American Studies Minor, students are encouraged to shape an individualized course of study to pursue their own academic interests and goals.

Requirements (18 credits)

Required Course

Required Course

AMS 110Introduction to American Studies

3

Electives

Electives

15 credits from:

AFAM 110Introduction to African-American Studies

3

ANTH 352Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

3

ANTH 401City Life & Culture

3

ART 414American Art

3

ASL 125Intermediate American Sign Language I

3

ASL 126Intermediate American Sign Language II

3

CEN 200Introduction to Community and Civic Engagement

3

CEN 201Practicum in Community and Civic Engagement

1

CINE 382/COMM 382American Cinema

4

CRM 110Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3

CRM 231Criminal Procedure and the Courts

3

CRM 238Corrections

3

ENG 210Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War

3

ENG 211Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present

3

ENG 212/AFAM 212African-American Literature

3

ENG 213Studies in American Literature

3

GEOG 330United States and Canada

3

HIST 161American History to 1877

3

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present

3

HIST 305Connecticut and the Nation

3

HIST 328History of American Foreign Relations

3

LTN 110Introduction to Latino Studies

3

MUS 113History of Jazz

3

MUS 213Jazz Styles and Chronology

3

PHIL 355American Philosophy

3

PS 110American Government & Politics

3

PS 111/AFAM 111African Americans & U.S. Politics

3

PS 230American State and Local Government

3

PS 231Conduct of American Foreign Policy

3

SOC 111Social Problems

3

SOC 212Race, Class, and Gender

3

SOC 232City and Suburban Life

3

SOC 233The Family

3

Note: No more than 6 credits can be from any one discipline. Special topics courses are subject to approval by the Coordinator of the American Studies Minor.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Other course options may be available if they focus specifically on some aspect of American culture; consult one of the American Studies Co-Coordinators, Mathew Foust (Department of Philosophy) at foust@ccsu.edu or Aimee Pozorski (Department of English) at pozorskia@ccsu.edu.