Program requirements

Major Requirements

  • ENG303: Advanced American Literature I
  • ENG304: Advanced American Literature II
  • HST201: United States History I (to 1877)
  • HST202: United States History II (since 1877)
  • POL105: Introduction to American Politics
  • POL208: State Government or
    POL228: Local Government
  • POL343: American Political Thought
  • ASM300: American Studies Seminar (repeatable every semester but at least one per year for a minimum of three completions)

Plus at least four additional courses from the following:

  • Any of the courses listed above but not taken as a requirement above
  • Any literature or cultural study offered under the auspices of the Department of Modern Languages and related to multicultural studies in the U.S.

Elective Courses

  • ECO201: Principles of Economics I or
    ECO202: Principles of Economics II
  • ENG226: African-American Literature
  • ENG300: Topics in Literature, when topic is American literature
  • HST349: The Supreme Court in American History
  • POL215: Presidency and Congress
  • POL216: Public Law
  • POL217: Civil Liberties
  • POL221: Political Parties
  • POL275: Presidential Election: Strategies, Tactics, and Issues
  • POL305: Public Administration
  • POL316: American Foreign Policy
  • SOC343: Race and Ethnic Relations
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