Undergraduate Minor - Minor in American Studies

Minor in American Studies
Program Code:
5683 American Studies
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Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
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Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in American Studies

The Minor in American Studies, which is administered by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, will provide a minimum foundation in the field’s approaches and methods and their interdisciplinary application in the student’s choice of subfields.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. At least 12 unique credits counted towards the requirements for a student’s minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student’s major.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in American Studies.

Requirements for the Minor in American Studies

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:  
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  AMS 200 Introduction to American Studies 4
  AMS 210 American Popular Culture 4
  AMS 361 Analyzing American Media Culture 3
  AMS 365 Transcultural Perspectives 3
2. Complete 12 credits of approved course work chosen from the following disciplines: American studies, English, history, history of art, religious studies, or writing, rhetoric and American cultures. The list of approved courses is availablefrom the student’sacademic advisor for the minor.