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American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the rich complexity of American culture. Courses focus on such major issues as work, technology, and the role of the media and popular culture in American life; the culture of cities and suburbs; the role of law; the radical tradition; photography; film; and music. American Studies provides students with a solid understanding of the culture of the
We urge students to take the Senior Seminar in their final year of study (usually offered in fall semester). Only in rare circumstances and with special permission can students satisfy the capstone by taking W394.
American Studies majors may graduate with distinction in the major if they have a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
Kathy Uno, Coordinator
This new interdisciplinary minor focuses on Asian American history, culture, and contemporary issues as well as their Asian roots and American context. The Asian American Minor is 6 courses (18 s.h.), 5 in American Studies and 1 in Asian Studies, as distributed below. Besides taking regular courses, students can earn credits through fieldwork and independent study under a professor's guidance. This minor is a useful credential for majors in education, journalism and communication, social administration, health science, social science, humanities, history, pre-law studies, and business fields such as personnel and marketing.
Select one Asian Studies course under an Asian Studies or cross-listed number. Advisers can help students choose from a list of over 60 courses.
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