American Studies

What does America mean, and how can we explore that question? The field of American Studies was developed in the mid-20th century as an inter-disciplinary way to analyze this complex nation.  The various diverse courses included in this minor all consider American topics, but from a rich variety of perspectives, including: ethnicity, race, gender, class status, politics, economics, and cultural expression. Some have argued that our culture and society are too fragmented to consider America a coherent concept.  Minoring in American Studies will allow you to participate in the debate, and refine your own understanding of what this country signifies: past, present, and future.

Minor Coordinator: Daniel Levinson-Wilk  


Curriculum requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog, along with course descriptions and prerequisite information.

» Curriculum Requirements for the American Studies Minor

Current curriculum requirements are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

New Course Added to Minor

HI 212 – America at Night