Major Requirements

American Studies Major (36 semester hours)

 American Studies
AMS 200Introduction to American Studies 3
AMS 400, 401
Seminar in American Studies I, II 6
 One American studies elective 3
 Humanities Distribution
 Two American Literature Electives 6
Two American studies courses from the following:6
AMS 210Growing Up American 
AMS 213The American Myth in Literature, Landscape, and Music 
AMS 214Special Topics in American Studies 
AMS 215Alfred Hitchcock in America 
AMS 225American Folklore 
AMS 226The New South in Literature, Music, and Film 
AMS 228Studies in American Jewish Culture 
AMS 229American Popular Culture 
AMS 305Religion in America 
AMS 306Poetry and Poetics in American Culture 
AMS 309Hip Hop and American Culture 
AMS 310The American Identity in the Arts 
AMS 312American Photography 
 Appropriate Special Topics in American Studies course 
 Other humanities courses with a preponderance of American material
 Social Science Distribution 
HIS 208US I: American History from European Settlement through Reconstruction 3
HIS 209US II: American History from Reconstruction to the Present 3
Two American Studies courses from the following: 6
AMS 210Growing Up American 
AMS 211Sports in American Life 
AMS 212Multicultural America 
AMS 225American Folklore 
AMS 227The Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr 
AMS 228Studies in American Jewish Culture 
AMS 229American Popular Culture 
AMS 304Technology and Science in America 
AMS 309Hip Hop and American Culture 
AMS 311Radicalism in 20th-century America 
AMS 338The Social Impact of Rock and Roll 
 Appropriate special topics in American Studies course 
 Other social science courses with a preponderance of American material