Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / Minor in American Studies

The Minor in American Studies

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • AMST 3700
    Principles and Methods of American Studies
    3
  • AMST 3710
    U.S. in the World
    3

Select at least two of the following - 6-9 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • AMST 3740
    American Popular Culture
    3
  • AMST 3750
    Place in American Culture
    3
  • AMST 3760
    Advanced Studies in American Identities
    3
  • AMST 3770
    American Cultural Productions
    3
  • AMST 3780
    American Cultural Movements
    3
  • AMST 4490
    Special Topics in American Studies
    3

Elective - 0-3 Credit Hours

The balance of credits are drawn from the following. Alternatively, students may take an additional course from the list of program courses above. With the permission of the AS coordinator, English majors may use one ENGL course toward the minor AREA II electives, and history majors may use one HIST course toward the minor AREA II electives.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3321
    Indigenous Peoples of North America
    3
  • ENGL 3340
    Ethnic Literatures
    3
  • ENGL 3360
    Major African American Writers
    3
  • ENGL 4360
    Topics in African American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4460
    19th-Century American Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4560
    20th-Century American Literature
    3
  • FILM 3220
    Studies in Film
    3
  • GWST 3010
    Queer Theory & Sexuality
    3
  • GWST 3020
    Black Feminisms
    3
  • GWST 3030
    Gender in Popular Culture
    3
  • HIST 3310
    The Old South
    3
  • HIST 3311
    The New South
    3
  • HIST 3315
    The History of the American West
    3
  • HIST 3331
    History of Religion in the U.S.
    3
  • HIST 3332
    U.S. Social and Cultural History
    3
  • HIST 3333
    African American History to 1865
    3
  • HIST 3335
    African American History, 1865 to Present
    3
  • HIST 3341
    Women in U.S. History and Culture
    3
  • HIST 4435
    History and Memory
    3
  • PHIL 3020
    American Philosophy
    3
  • POLS 4427
    American Political Thought
    3
  • SOCI 3314
    Race and Ethnicity
    3

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • Nine (9) hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.