Graduate Certificate - American Studies - Graduate Certificate

Program:
American Studies - Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
7770 American Studies
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
Start Term:
FS17
College:
College of Social Science
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of History
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


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.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Social Science

Department of History

Graduate Study
American Studies - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in American Studies, which is administered by the Department of History, is designed for students who wish to study the culture, history, and civilization of the United States from an inter– and multidisciplinary perspective. Students may pursue the program to complement disciplinary master’s or doctoral degree programs such as English, History, Anthropology, African American and African Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre, Music, or History of Art.  Students who are enrolled in the program explore the techniques, materials, and perspectives of American studies, American history, and American literature, as well as other related disciplines or thematic units.

The certificate is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs at Michigan State University. Students must meet the requirements of the certificate specified below, in addition to the requirements for the student’s primary degree program.

The student's program of study must be approved the Graduate Chairperson in the Department of History.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in American Studies    

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits, of which 6 credits must come from units other than the student’s primary degree program. Students pursuing a dual degree, 6 credits must come from units other than the student’s two degree programs.
1. Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
HST 800 Historiography of the United States to 1865 3
HST 801 Historiography of the United States Since 1865 3
HST 807 Readings in Early American and U.S. History 3
2. Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
ENG 818 Studies in Genre and Media 3
ENG 819 Special Topics in Language and Literature 3
ENG 826 Special Topics Seminar 3
3. Complete 6 credits in course work from English, History, Anthropology, African American and African Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre, Music, or History of Art. A list of approved courses is available in the Department of History. Courses, if appropriate, may be used from other departments with approval of the Graduate Chairperson.