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Department of American Studies College of Arts and Sciences
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Ph.D. Minor

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Ph.D. Minor - 12 credit hours in American Studies

Students choosing American Studies as a minor must complete:

  • G603 Introduction to American Studies (4 cr. hrs.)
    Representative readings in interdisciplinary scholarship; the origins and the development of American Studies and current trends.
  • G751 Seminar in American Studies (3-4 cr. hrs.)
    Intensive study of specific topics in American culture and history with emphasis on developing skills in interdisciplinary research. These seminars will culminate in a 20+-page research paper. Topics and instructors will change each time the seminar is offered. May be repeated once for credit.
  • Additional courses in American Studies such as:
    • G604 Perspectives in American Studies (4 cr. hrs.)
      Survey of perspectives that have been and currently are significant in American Studies.
    • G605 Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies (4 cr. hrs.)
      An introductory course in the interdisciplinary study of Native peoples, focusing on the study of indigenous peoples in the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.
    • G620 Colloquium in American Studies (3-4 cr. hrs.)
      Readings, reports, and discussions on different aspects of American culture. Topics and instructors will change each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit.
    • G697 Research in Transnational American Studies (4 cr. hrs.)
      Issues and methods in the study of the United States or the Americas from a hemispheric, transnational, or global perspective including directed research on relevant topics. May be repeated once for credit when topic differs for a miximum of 8 credit hours.
    • G753 Independent Study (1-4 cr. hrs.)
      P: Consent of the Director of Graduate Studies and of instructor, who must be a member of American Studies faculty. (Please complete the AMST-G753 Proposal and obtain appropriate signatures. This proposal must be on file with American Studies before permission to enroll is granted.) OR
  • Cross-listed courses outside the student's home department. (See Graduate Bulletin.)