Minor Requirements

The American Studies Minor consists of a minimum of 3 required courses (US History, American Literature, and Methodology) and 2 electives for a total of 20 units.

COURSEWORK

Introduction to History

Choose one of the following:

HIST 101United States Culture and Society I

4 units

Or

HIST 102United States Culture and Society II

4 units

American Literature Survey

Choose one of the following:

ENGL 189The American Experience in Literature

4 units

Or

ENGL 289The American Experience in Literature

4 units

Methodology

Choose one of the following:

AMST 290American Studies Theory and Methodology

4 units

American Studies

Students must select two courses from the list below:

AMST 101United States Redux: Introduction to American Studies

4 units

AMST 200/POLS 200Democratic Socialism, American Style

4 units

AMST 202/LLAS 202Latina/o Cultural and Intellectual History

4 units

AMST 240/BLST 240African American Women Writers

4 units

AMST 242/BLST 242The Great Migration

4 units

AMST 256/BLST 256Race Women: African American Women's Protest Culture

4 units

AMST 260/LLAS 260United States Latino Literature and Cultural Studies

4 units

AMST 268/BLST 268Style Politics: Beauty and Fashion in Black Women's History

4 units

AMST 270Asian American Literature

4 units

AMST 272/EASN 272Asian Immigrants in American Society

4 units

AMST 280/DWA 246The United States and East Asia

4 units

AMST 295Topics in American Studies

4 units

AMST 296/DWA 287Transnational Liberation: Black Radical Thought in the Middle East and North Africa

4 units

AMST 310The American South

4 units

AMST 320Graphic Narratives: From Pulp Fiction to Comix Literature

4 units

AMST 346/ENGL 346Beautiful Democracy: 19th Century African American Literature

4 units

AMST 375/PSYC 375Sociopolitics of Race: Color-blind/Color-insight

4 units

AMST 376/BLST 376Slavery, Freedom, and American Memory

4 units

CTSJ 232Introduction to Cultural Studies

4 units

CTSJ 233Queer Literature and Culture

4 units

BLST 110Introduction to Black Studies

4 units

BLST 252/MAC 252African-American Film: 1967–Present

4 units

LLAS 385/PSYC 385Chicanx Identities and Social Institutions: Education, Health, Politics

4 units