Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


American Studies (AMS)

18 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences


Minor Description

American Studies is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States.  By means of a combination of foundational lecture courses, core seminars, American Studies courses, and courses from relevant disciplines (literature, history, the arts, and the social or behavioral sciences), students in the American Studies program explore diverse aspects of the American experience locally, nationally, and globally.

Total Minor Hours - 18 Hours

Core Information

A total of 18 credit hours is required for the minor in American Studies. At least 8 credit hours for the minor must be USF coursework.

Core Courses - 6 Hours

  • AMS 2030 Introduction to American Studies
  • AMS 2270 Twentieth-Century American Culture

Elective Courses - 12 Hours

Twelve (12) hours of upper-level AMS courses or other departmental courses approved by the undergraduate advisor.

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  Additional Requirements

There are additional requirements for this minor such as grade, GPA, and/or foreign language requirements.

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