Minor in American Studies

American Studies Program

Humanities Building, Room 487

Website: humcwl.sfsu.edu

Coordinator: Cristina Ruotolo

The purpose of the American Studies major and minor is to study the unity and diversity, the consensus and conflict, the continuity and change, that characterize the many cultures and social structures of past and present United States.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate disciplinary methods and perspectives to explore significant questions about American society, culture, and history.
  2. Articulate the relationships between regional, ethnic, racial, or subcultural histories, peoples, experiences or conditions and larger, national narratives, events and trends.

American Studies Minor — 15 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Required Courses (9 units)

HUM/AMST 225Values in American Life3
HUM 450/AMST 410California Culture3
Select One:3
The Arts and American Culture
American Images: Photography and Literature

Elective Courses (6 units)

These courses, chosen upon advisement from throughout the appropriate departments and programs of the University, allow the student to explore a particular theme or topic in American Studies.