Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

American Studies

 

Faculty

J. R. Mitrano, Coordinator (860-832-3145); B. Barr, C. Doyle, R. Dunne, S. Gilmore, B. Greenfield, E. Langhorne, V. Martin, B. Merenstein, A. Pozorski, H.M. Prescott, R. Smith, D. Truly, M. Warshauer


Program Overview

The American studies minor gives students the opportunity to explore the diverse culture of the United States in an interdisciplinary context. In consultation with an American studies advisor, students are encouraged to shape an individualized course of study to meet their own academic goals.

The certificate in American studies is primarily for international students who come to the United States for an introductory program in American studies or who wish to take such a program at a CCSU extension college abroad.

Program 

Minor in American Studies (18 credits)

Section 1
AMS 110 Introduction to American Studies3
 
Section 2
3 credits from the following: 
ENG 210Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War3
ENG 212*African-American Literature3
ENG 341The American Renaissance3
ENG 343Modern American Literature3
ENG 344Contemporary American Literature3
ENG 345*Modern African-American Literature3
ENG 448Studies in American Literature3
 
Section 3
3 credits from the following: 
HIST 161American History to 18773
HIST 330History of Women in the United States, 1620-18653
HIST 331History of Women in the United States, 1865-Present3
HIST 369*African-American History3
HIST 465Economic History of the United States3
HIST 469*African Americans in the 20th Century3
 
Section 4
3 credits from the following: 
PS110American Government & Politics3
PS 331American Constitutional Law3
PS 332Civil Liberties3
PS 430The American Presidency3
PS 431The Legislative Process3
 
Section 5
3 credits from the following: 
ENG 210Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War3
ENG 212*African-American Literature3
ENG 341The American Renaissance3
ENG 343Modern American Literature3
ENG 344Contemporary American Literature3
ENG 345*Modern African-American Literature3
ENG 448Studies in American Literature3
HIST 161American History to 18773
HIST 330History of Women in the United States, 1620-18653
HIST 331History of Women in the United States, 1865-Present3
HIST 369*African-American History3
HIST 465Economic History of the United States3
HIST 469*African Americans in the 20th Century3
PS 110American Government & Politics3
PS 331American Constitutional Law3
PS 332Civil Liberties3
PS 430The American Presidency3
PS 431The Legislative Process3
 
Section 6
3 credits from the following: 
ANTH 352*Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity3
ANTH 422Native Americans3
ART 215*1The African Diaspora3
ART 414American Art3
CRM 110Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
GEOG 241Introduction to Planning3
GEOG 330*United States and Canada3
MUS 4012Topics in Music1-3
PHIL 3822Special Topics in Philosophy3
PHIL 400Seminar in Philosophy3
PS 331American Constitutional Law3
PS 332Civil Liberties3
PS 430The American Presidency3
PS 431The Legislative Process3
REL 2572Special Topics in Religion3
SOC 322*1Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 455Men, Masculinity, & Manhood in American Society3
SOC 485Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture3
Students may take AMS 490: Internship in American Studies as a substitute for one of the courses listed in sections 5 or 6.
 
Other course options may be available if they focus specifically on some aspect of American culture; consult the American Studies coordinator for current options.
 
Note: At least 3 credits must represent diversity in American society. Courses that satisfy this requirement are indicated by an asterisk (*).
 
Note: At least 6 credits must be at the 300/400 level.
 
Certificate in American Studies (15 credits)
Section 1
AMS 110 Introduction to American Studies3
 
Section 2
3 credits from the following: 
ENG 210Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War3
ENG 212*African-American Literature3
ENG 341The American Renaissance3
ENG 343Modern American Literature3
ENG 344Contemporary American Literature3
ENG 345*Modern African-American Literature3
ENG 448Studies in American Literature3
 
Section 3
3 credits from the following: 
HIST 161American History to 18773
HIST 330History of Women in the United States, 1620-18653
HIST 331History of Women in the United States, 1865-Present3
HIST 369*African-American History3
HIST 465Economic History of the United States3
HIST 469*African Americans in the 20th Century3
 
Section 4
3 credits from the following: 
PS110American Government & Politics3
PS 331American Constitutional Law3
PS 332Civil Liberties3
PS 430The American Presidency3
PS 431The Legislative Process3
 
Section 5
3 credits from the following: 
ANTH 352*Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity3
ANTH 422Native Americans3
ART 215*1The African Diaspora3
ART 414American Art3
CRM 110Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
GEOG 241Introduction to Planning3
GEOG 330*United States and Canada3
MUS 4012Topics in Music1-3
PHIL 3822Special Topics in Philosophy3
PHIL 400Seminar in Philosophy3
PS 331American Constitutional Law3
PS 332Civil Liberties3
PS 430The American Presidency3
PS 431The Legislative Process3
REL 2572Special Topics in Religion3
SOC 322*1Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 455Men, Masculinity, & Manhood in American Society3
SOC 485Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture3
Note: At least 3 credits must represent diversity in American society. Courses that satisfy this requirement are indicated by an asterisk (*).
 
Note: At least 3 credits must be at the 300/400 level.
 
Other certificate options are available, including non-credit certificates. See the program coordinator for information.
 
1 Note prerequisites
2 Under section or topic approved by the American Studies Committee
 

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