Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


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.

  • AMS 2201 Colonial American Culture
  • AMS 2363 Issues in American Civilization
  • AMS 3001 American Culture, 1880-1915
  • AMS 3230 America During the 1920s and 1930s
  • AMS 3260 American Culture, 1830-1860
  • AMS 3302 Architecture and the American Environment
  • AMS 3370 Southern Women: Myth and Reality
  • AMS 3601 Material Culture and American Society
  • AMS 3700 Racism in American Society
  • AMS 3930 Selected Topics in American Studies
  • AMS 4804 Major Ideas in America
  • AMS 4910 Individual Research
  • AMS 4930 Selected Topics in American Studies
  • AMS 4935 Senior Seminar in American Studies
  • AMS 4940 Internship in American Studies

Additional Minor Requirements

Residency Requirement

At least 8 credit hours for the minor must be USF coursework.

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