American Studies Minor

The 21-unit undergraduate minor requires 9 units of American Studies core courses and 12 elective units, three of which may be in a related field.

Required Core Courses (9 units):

  • AMST 201 - Introduction to American Studies
  • AMST 301 - The American Character*
  • AMST 401T - Proseminar in American Studies

 * Students with a catalog year prior to Fall 2020 may take AMST 345 instead of AMST 301.

Electives (12 units) must be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser. They are subject to the following requirements:

  • 3 units may be lower division, for example, AMST 101 - Introduction to American Culture Studies.  
  • 3 units may be from another department upon approval of an American Studies Department adviser.