B. Disciplinary Area Exploration Courses (9 credits)
Students must take one course from three of the following disciplinary areas (3 courses total): 1) American History and Government, 2) American Literature and Folklore, 3) American Social Sciences, 4) American Environmental Studies, and 5) American Art, Media, and Communication Studies. Courses fulfilling the requirement in each discipline are listed below.
C. Upper Division Focus Requirements (6 credits)
Students must choose two additional courses from any of the disciplinary areas listed above, with strong encouragement to focus these courses in a single disciplinary area. Any of the courses listed above can satisfy this requirement, as long as they are at the 3000 level or higher.
At this level, American Studies students also have the option of choosing from the following additional courses if they would like to pursue a focus in writing. These courses all require approval from the director of American Studies to ensure an American-thematic focus:
Courses cannot be double-counted. For instance, a student may use ENGL/HIST 3700 (Regional Folklore) to fulfill only one of the following requirements: the American History and Government or the American Literature and Folklore disciplinary area. It cannot fulfill both.