American Studies Emphasis


Supporting Courses24-26
Introduction to Democracy and Justice Studies
English Composition II: Composition and Rhetoric 1
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Choose two of the following courses:
Varieties of World Culture
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Freedom and Social Control
American Law in Historical Perspective
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
Macro Economic Analysis
Micro Economic Analysis
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Logic and Reasoning
Is Morality for Sale?
Global Politics and Society
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Choose one of the following Skill Subjects (6 credits minimum): 2
Subject A - Social Research (7 credits)
Social Science Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Subject B - Foreign Language (two semesters) 3
Subject C - Communication (6 credits)
Fundamentals of Public Address
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Subject D - Historical Research (6 credits)
Introduction to Digital and Public Humanities
The Craft of History
Upper-Level Courses24
American Political Thought
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Power and Change in America
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Social and Political Criticism
Senior Seminar in Democracy and Justice Studies
Elective Courses (choose 6 credits):
Modern American Culture
Criminal Justice Process
History of Economic Thought
Constitutional Law
Law and Society
Gender and the Law
The U.S. and the World
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Feminist Theory
Independent Study
Travel Course
First Nations Justice and Tribal Governments
Problems in American Thought
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
America in the Twentieth Century
Community Politics
Political Behavior
Political Theory
Foreign and Defense Policies
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Theory
Asian American Communities in the United States
Latino Communities in the United States
Total Credits48-50