American Studies Minor

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

Prerequisite:

  • ENG 101 College Writing

To assure success, students should fulfill the prerequisite course before the requirements.

Minor Requirements (21 credit hours)

  • AME 201W Introduction to American Studies (3)
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • AME 494 Independent Study in American Studies
    • AME 496 Internship in American Studies
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • AME/SOC 302 Social Movements
    • AME/WGS 304: Girls on Fire: Feminism, Activism, and the Future
    • AME/WGS 305 Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality in American Culture
    • AME 389 Topics in American Studies
    • AME/ENG 418 Cultural Criticism and Theory: The Arts of Social Change
  • Complete one of the following Arts & Technology electives (3):
    • AME/MUS 303 Hip Hop: Art, Culture, and Politics
      ARH 345 American Art and Architecture
    • CIS 460 Computers & Culture
    • DRA 265 American Movie
    • DRA 333 Gender, Race & the Frontier in Western Film
    • MUH 103 Music of the United States
    • MUH 117 The Dream Machine, A History of Rock & Roll
  • Complete one of the following Literature, History & Culture electives (3):
    • ENG 250W American Literature to 1900
    • ENG 251W American Literature 1900-Present
    • ENG 347W American Short Story
    • ENG 390W Rise of Realism
    • ENG 451W 20th Century American Fiction
    • ENG 454W American Novel
    • HTY 103 United States History I
    • HTY 104 United States History II
    • HTY 310 History of Maine
    • HTY 331 History of the American Worker
    • HTY 359 U.S. History Since World War II
    • HTY 457 Civil War and Reconstruction
    • PHI 350 American Philosophy
  • Complete one of the following Social Justice & American Diversity electives (3):
    • ENG 305W Irish American Literature
    • ENG 331W African American Literature
    • ENG 335W Native American Literature
    • ENG 375 Contemporary Latin American Literature
    • HTY 321 The Immigrant in American History
    • HTY 341 History of American Slavery
    • HUM 121 Native American Cultures I
    • HUM 122 Native American Cultures II
    • HUM/WGS 310W Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies
    • HUM 350 Franco-American Studies
    • JUS 305 Women in Crime
    • PHI 336 Philosophy of Feminism
    • SOC 340 Sociology of Minorities
    • WGS 101W Intro to Women’s Studies
    • WGS 301 Feminist Theory
  • Complete one of the following Law, Politics & the State electives (3):
    • ECO 310 Money and Banking
    • JUS 103 Foundations in Criminal Justice
    • POS 101 American Government
    • POS 234 American State and Local Government
    • POS 358 Public Opinion and Survey Research

Advising Notes

  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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