2016-17 Degree Plan

American Studies, BA

College of Arts & Sciences: Department of American Studies
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
AMST 182: Introduction to Environmental and Social Justice [Introduction to Environment, Science and Technology] or AMST 185: Introduction to Race, Class and Ethnicity or AMST 186: Introduction to Southwest Studies 3 C
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
Freshman Academic Choice 3 D-
Mathematics Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Interdepartmental Studies or 2nd AMST 18* 3 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 45 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
AMST 285: American Life and Thought 3 C
Interdepartmental Studies 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 60 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Interdepartmental Studies 3 C
AMST Senior Program 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Physical and Natural Science Core Course 4 C
Elective Any Level 2 D-
Term Hours: 15
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 75 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Interdepartmental Studies Upper Division 3 C
AMST Senior Program 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 90 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Interdepartmental Studies Upper Division 3 C
AMST Senior Program 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Minor or 2nd Major Requirement 3 C
Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 105 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
AMST 385: Theories and Methods of American Studies 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
2nd Major or Upper Division Elective 3 C
  • If upper Division Elective is taken minimum grade is D-.
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
AMST 485: Senior Seminar in the Culture of the United States 3 C
AMST 499: Honors Thesis 3 C
Elective 3 D-
Elective 3 D-
Elective 3 D-
Term Hours: 15
Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. Minimums listed for the individual courses do NOT meet the cumulative minimum.

  • For the 15 hours of Interdepartmental Studies of American culture: after consultation with American Studies undergraduate advisor choose courses from at least two of the six areas listed below. Six hours of this course work must be from courses numbered 300 and above. Of the 15 hours required in this section and the 9 hours required for the Senior Program, 18 must be in American Studies.

  • Senior Program: after consultation with faculty advisor, choose 12 hours in courses numbered 300 and above.

  • CJ 130 or PHIL 156 or ENGL 219 or ENGL 220s
    CJ 130: Public Speaking
    ENGL 219: Tech & Professional Writing
    ENGL 220: Expository Writing
    PHIL 156: Reasoning & Critical Thinking