Minor Requirements

The American Studies Minor consists of five courses for a total of 20 units.  AMST 101 is required along with one elective in the "Cultural Productions" category and one elective in the "Historical Perspectives" category and two additional electives from any category. 

COURSEWORK

Introduction to American Studies

AMST 101Introduction to American Studies

4 units

Cultural Productions

Students must select one course from the list below:

AMST 115American Literary Culture

4 units

AMST 215Discipline and Desire: The History of Sexuality in the United States

4 units

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

4 units

AMST 265/WRD 265Feminist Rhetorics and Social Change

4 units

AMST 270Asian American Literature

4 units

AMST 320Graphic Narratives: From Pulp Fiction to Comix Literature

4 units

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

4 units

ENGL 189The American Experience in Literature

4 units

ENGL 289The American Experience in Literature

4 units

Historical Perspectives

Students must select one course from the list below:

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

4 units

AMST 242/BLST 242The Great Migration

4 units

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

4 units

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

4 units

AMST 272/EASN 272Asian Immigrants in American Society

4 units

AMST 280/DWA 246The United States and East Asia

4 units

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

4 units

HIST 101United States Culture and Society I

4 units

HIST 102United States Culture and Society II

4 units

Students may also apply AMST 295 to the Historical Perspectives cluster if they have enrolled in the "Origins of the New Right" section of the course.

Additional Electives

Students must select two additional electives, either from the list of approved electives below or one of the thematic clusters above.

AMST 200/POLS 200Democratic Socialism, American Style

4 units

AMST 295Topics in American Studies

4 units

ARTH 285Nineteenth Century Art: Culture, Politics, and National Identity

4 units

BLST 101Introduction to Black Studies

4 units

HIST 312/BLST 312Race, Rights, and Revolution in the Atlantic World

4 units

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

4 units

POLS 208Movements for Social Justice

4 units

RELS 245/BLST 245African American Religious Traditions

4 units