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Admission to the American Studies minor is temporarily suspended and will resume by fall 2013 contingent on university approval procedures.

 

Course Requirements for American Studies Minor  (27 credits):
Course Title Credits
AMST 10001 Introduction to American Studies 3
  40197 Senior Colloquium in American Studies 3
American Literature 
Choose from the following: 6
ENG 33001 U.S. Literature to 1865 (3)  
  33002 U.S. Literature from 1865 to 1945 (3)  
  33003 U.S. Literature from 1945 to Present (3)  
  34021 Women's Literature (3)  
  36001 Literary Criticism (3)  
  39695 Topic in Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (3)  
American History
Choose from the following: 6
HIST 31070 History of American Business Enterprise (3)  
  41056 History of Colonial America: 1492-1714 (3)  
  41057 Eighteenth-Century America: 1714-1789 (3)  
  41070 American Social and Intellectual History, 1790-1876 (3)  
  41071 American Social and Intellectual History, 1876-Present (3)  
  41074 American Economic History (3)  
  41079 History of the Immigrant in America (3)  
  41083 U.S. Foreign Relations Through World War I (3)  
  41084 U.S. Foreign Relations from 1920 (3)  
Pan-African Studies
Choose from the following: 3
PAS 33110 The Black Woman: Historical Perspectives (3)  
  35100 Black Social and Political Thought (3)  
  35200 African Social and Political Systems (3)  
  41192 African-American Affairs Practicum (3)  
  42500 Black Education in America (3)  
  49095 Selected Topics (3)  
Arts or Methods 
Choose two courses from on groups: 6
The Arts  
ARTH 42056 American Art: 1607-1860 (3)  
  42057 American Art and Architecture: 1860-1940 (3)  
  42058 History of Photography (3)  
JMC 40008 History of American Mass Communication (3)  
MUS 42131 America's Music (3)  
  42161 History of Jazz (3)  
Methods  
ANTH* 18210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)  
  48270 Native Peoples of North America (3)  
GEOG 17064 Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
  42064 Historical Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
PHIL 31010** Twentieth-Century Philosophy (3)  
  31020** American Philosophy (3)  
  41060 Pragmatism (3)  
POL 40112 Politics and the Mass Media (3)  
  40116 Political Opinion and Political Behavior (3)  
  40830 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)   
  TOTAL 27

 

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.