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(Archive) American Studies (AMSTD)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000

American Studies (AMSTD) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR WILLIAM J. MAHAR, Director, School of Humanities

Students interested in American culture and history may select this interdisciplinary major for personal enrichment or as a preparation for careers in museums, government, law, communications or education. This major is offered out of the School of Humanities.

Students have many opportunities for individualized study. The core curriculum provide a common intellectual experience for all Humanities students and establishes a foundation for the study of Western and non-Western cultures. Small classes, an outstanding multidisciplinary faculty, and an excellent location for valuable internship experiences are just some of the features of the program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

Semesters 1-4 completed at another location.

ELECTIVES: 29 credits (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 45 credits

Humanities Core Courses (9 credits)
HUM 311 (3), 312 (3), 313 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

Humanities Distribution Courses (9 credits)
Select 3 courses from AMSTD, C ART, C HIS, C MUS, ENLSH, HCOMM, PHLOS, THTRE (Sem: 5-8)

American Studies Courses (24 credits)

Prescribed Course (3 credits)
AMSTD 301 (3) (Sem: 5-8)

Additional Courses (21 credits)
Select 21 credits from AMSTD 340 (3), 400 (3), 403 (3), 411 (3), 422 (4), 431 (3), 442 (4), 451 (4), 452 (3), 453 (3), 454 (3), 455 (3), 456 (3), 457 (3), 458 (3), 459 (4), 460 (3), 461 (3), 462 (3), 463 (4), 469 (3), 470 (4), 480 (4), 491 (3), 494 (1-12), 495 (1-6), 496 (1-18), 497 (1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of 100-200 level courses from AAA S, AM ST, ANTH, ECON, GEOG, H DEV, HIST, ITAG, INTST, INT U, HD FS, MN EC, PL SC, R SOC, SPCOM, SOC, SO SC, WMNST, HSTRY, LATAM, POLSC, S T S, ECNS, PSY, PSYCH (Sem: 1-4)


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 7/1/98

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