American Studies

American Studies - Requirements and Courses

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Download the American Studies minor check sheet

The minor requires a minimum of 24 semester hours.

A minor in American Studies requires the following courses:

AMS 210              Concepts in American Studies 4 sh
Select one course from the following: 4 sh
COM 100 Communications in the Global Age  
HST 120 The United States and North Carolina through Reconstruction  
HST 121 United States History through 1865  
HST 122 United States History since 1865  
POL 111  American Government  
An additional 200-level course* 4 sh
Three approved 300-400 level courses** 12 sh

Total

24 sh

Select an additional 200-level course related to American culture. Acceptable courses in American Studies include but are not limited to the following representative courses currently in the catalog:

*200-level courses

  • COM 230 Media History, Media Today 
  • COM 236 Development and Influence of Cinema
  • ENG 223 American Literature I 
  • ENG 224 American Literature II 
  • ENG 238 African-American Literature before 1945
  • ENG 239 African-American Literature after 1945
  • ENG 266 Literature of Terror and the Supernatural 
  • GST 212 Women, Men and Society
  • GST 214 The Italian American Experience 
  • GST 219 Modernity on Wheels 
  • POL 222 State and Local Government 
  • REL 236 Religion and Racing 
  • REL 237 Religion and Rock and Roll 
  • SOC 220 Social Issues and Problems in the Local Community

Select three 300-400 level American Studies related courses in the list of representative courses currently in the catalog. Students wishing to include a course not on the following list or which does not clearly indicate American content in its title may submit the syllabus of a proposed course to the coordinator for approval. 

**300/400-level courses

  • ANT 310 Cultures of the South
  • ANT 314 Native Americans of the North Carolina Piedmont 
  • ARH 321 Issues in American Art
  • COM 333 Religion and Media 
  • COM 334 Politics and Media 
  • COM 335 Sports and Media 
  • COR 303 The Culture of Rock
  • COR 338 American Adolescence
  • COR 412 Freedom of Expression 
  • ECO 302 Money and Banking
  • ENG 305 American English
  • ENG 330 Appalachian Literature 
  • ENG 332 Literature of the South
  • ENG 334 Native American Literature 
  • ENG 339 American Environmental Writers
  • ENG 343 Hemingway
  • ENG 344 Frost
  • ENG 348 Mark Twain
  • ENG 359 African-American Novels 
  • GEO 360 Geography of North America
  • HST 352 Canada/U.S. Relations since 1865 
  • HST 355 Oral History: North Carolina Women 
  • HST 356 Early National Period 1787-1840
  • HST 357 America’s Civil War
  • HST 358 The U.S., 1877-1940: The Consequences of Modernization
  • HST 359 The U.S. since 1940
  • HST 360 Modern American History in Film
  • HST 361 North Carolina in the Nation
  • HST 362 The South in American History
  • HST 363 African-American History 1850-Present
  • HST 364 History of Women in the U.S.
  • HST 369 Topics in American Indian History
  • HST 391 American Indians in the 20th Century
  • HST 392 Slavery in British North America
  • MUS 318 History of Jazz
  • MUS 319 History of American Music
  • MUS 343 African-American Composers
  • PHL 361 Themes in the Films of Woody Allen
  • PHL 362 American Philosophy
  • POL 313 American Politics through Film
  • POL 316 Gender and American Politics
  • POL 324 Civil Liberties
  • POL 325 The Presidency 
  • POL 326 The Congress 
  • POL 342 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • SOC 311 Sociology of Families 
  • SOC 341 Ethnic and Race Relations 
  • SOC 351 Sociology of Popular Culture

This page was updated June 25, 2014.