American Studies, Minor

Program Description

The American studies minor gives students the opportunity to explore the diverse culture of the United States in an interdisciplinary context. In consultation with an American studies advisor, students are encouraged to shape an individualized course of study to meet their own academic goals.

Program Curriculum

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

Electives

Electives

15 credits from:

AFAM 110 Introduction to African-American Studies 3 Credits

ANTH 352 Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity 3 Credits

ANTH 401 City Life & Culture 3 Credits

ART 414 American Art 3 Credits

ASL 125 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3 Credits

ASL 126 Intermediate American Sign Language II 3 Credits

CEN 200 Introduction to Community and Civic Engagement 3 Credits

CEN 201 Practicum in Community and Civic Engagement 1 Credit

CINE 382 American Cinema 4 Credits

CRM 110 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3 Credits

CRM 231 Criminal Procedure and the Courts 3 Credits

CRM 238 Corrections 3 Credits

ENG 210 Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War 3 Credits

ENG 211 Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present 3 Credits

ENG 212 African-American Literature 3 Credits

ENG 213 Studies in American Literature 3 Credits

GEOG 330 United States and Canada 3 Credits

HIST 161 American History to 1877 3 Credits

HIST 162 American History from 1877 to Present 3 Credits

HIST 305 Connecticut and the Nation 3 Credits

HIST 328 History of American Foreign Relations 3 Credits

LTN 110 Introduction to Latino Studies 3 Credits

MUS 113 History of Jazz 3 Credits

MUS 213 Jazz Styles and Chronology 3 Credits

PHIL 355 American Philosophy 3 Credits

PS 110 American Government & Politics 3 Credits

PS 111 African Americans & U.S. Politics 3 Credits

PS 230 American State and Local Government 3 Credits

PS 231 Conduct of American Foreign Policy 3 Credits

SOC 111 Social Problems 3 Credits

SOC 212 Race, Class, and Gender 3 Credits

SOC 232 City and Suburban Life 3 Credits

SOC 233 The Family 3 Credits

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.

Faculty

Coordinators of the American Studies, Minor program