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Minor in American Studies
The American Studies Minor is offered jointly by the Departments of Humanities and Social Science. It is designed to expose students to a range of approaches to American culture. The focus of this minor will provide students with a greater understanding of American cultural identity as shaped by history, literature, and artistic endeavor. Such a minor will be of value to all students desiring greater identification with America, from those seeking careers in the United States military to those simply desiring a greater sense of themselves as Americans.
SS-1211 Western Civilization
HU-1111 English Composition
HU-1222 Analysis and Interpretation of Literature
The American Studies minor consists of six courses, three from the Humanities Department and three from the Social Science Department.
I. The Humanities Department:
A. The Humanities Department has two required courses for the minor:
HU-5032 American Literature I: Colonial Period to Civil War
HU-5033 American Literature II: Civil War to the Present
B. The Humanities Department requires a third course chosen from the following :
HU-5090 Special Topics: Humanities Group I
Special Topics in Humanities Group I may include but not be limited to:
American Southern Writers
American Women Writers
American Short Stories
HU-6090 Special Topics: Humanities Group II
Special Topics in Humanities Group II may include but not be limited to:
American Theatre History
*Please note that the Humanities Department will run at least one section of Special Topics from either Humanities Group I or Group II every academic year, with a number of such courses evolving into regularly offered American topic courses.
II. The Social Science Department:
A. The Social Science Department requires two courses from the following:
SS-3219 American History I: Origins to 1865
SS-3220 American History II: 1865 to the Present
SS-3211 American Maritime History
B. The Social Science Department requires a third course chosen from the
SS-3217 Vietnam and U.S. Policy
SS-3218 Civil War and Reconstruction
SS-3132 U.S. Foreign Policy since 1945
Director of the American Studies Minor: Dr. Kathryn Mudgett