Minor in American Studies
The American Studies minor enhances a student's understanding of the United States by exploring the social, cultural, and historical events that have shaped the nation. Courses offer students the opportunity to better comprehend how America has evolved from colonial to contemporary times.
Program Requirements (18 credits)
Core Courses (9 credits)
ENG 301 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 302 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 485 American Studies Seminar
Electives (9 credits)
ENG 351 The Novel
ENG 358 Modern Short Story
ENG 368 Mark Twain and the World of Humor
ENG 385 America: Past
ENG 386 Multicultural America: Present
Program Student Learning Outcomes: Students completing the American Studies minor:
1. Know the major events in American history from the Era of Discovery to the present.
2. Understand the important literary achievements of selected American authors.
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