College Schools, Departments & Programs

American Studies

Minor in the American Experience


The Minor in The American Experience provides domestic and international undergraduate students with a rigorous introduction to research on the richness, diversity and specificity of the society and the cultures of the United States. Students will develop the ability to discuss and analyze the experience of diverse communities leading to the formation of current American society, with its specific institutions, social practices, socio-cultural tensions, cultural sensibilities, world views, public discourses and/or art forms.


Students must complete at least 15 credit hours in the minor, including the College's minimum Requirements for Minors and the following:

  1. Introductory course. Complete one (1) of the following:
    • AMST-E 100 The American Experience
    • SLST-T 135 Introduction to the American Experience for International Students
  2. Intermediate course. Complete one (1) of the following:
    • AMST-A 200 Comparative American Identities
    • AMST-A 201 U.S. Movements and Institutions
    • AMST-A 202 U.S. Arts and Media
  3. Advanced courses. Complete each of the following:
    • AMST-E 300 Experiencing American Communities
    • AMST-E 301 U.S. Society and Institutions
    • AMST-E 302 U.S. Arts and Culture