Programs

Honors
Students with an average of B or above in courses that qualify for the major may be considered for honors; departmental honors are granted to those who achieve a B+ or better on the senior research project and on the comprehensive examination.

Track Requirements

General Course in American Studies

1. Students must take a minimum of eleven courses in at least four different disciplines.

2. The following courses are required of all majors:

a.    American Studies (History) 201, 202: History of the United States I and II
b.    American Studies (English) 377, 378: American Literature I and II
c.    American Studies 333: Junior Seminar
d.    American Studies 420: Senior Research Seminar

3. Students must take five additional courses approved for the major.

4. All majors must take a written comprehensive examination.

Track in Africana and African American Studies

1. Students must take a minimum of eleven courses in at least four different disciplines.

2. The following courses are required:

a.    American Studies (History) 201, 202: History of the United States I and II
b.    American Studies (English) 377, 378: American Literature I and II
c.    American Studies 150: Introduction to Africana and African American Studies
d.    American Studies 333: Junior Seminar
e.    American Studies 420: Senior Research Seminar

3. Students must take at least four additional courses approved for the major.

4. All majors must take a written comprehensive examination.