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American Studies (AMSTD) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2002

American Studies (AMSTD)

PROFESSOR SIMON J. BRONNER, Program Coordinator

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 provides 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.

For a B.HUM. degree in American Studies, a minimum of 120 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the American Studies major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.)

ELECTIVES: 9-12 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 63-66 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15-18 credits)[1]
HUM 311(3), HUM 312(3), HUM 313(3) (Sem: 5-8)
AMSTD 301(3) (Sem: 5-8)
AM ST 402W(3-6) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following: C ART 300-499, C HIS 300-499, C MUS 300-499, ENLSH 300-499, HCOMM 300-499, PHLOS 300-499, THTRE 300-499 (Sem: 5-8)
Select 21 credits from AMSTD 340 DF(3), AMSTD 400(3), AMSTD 403(3), AMSTD 411 DF(3), AMSTD 422(3), AMSTD 431(3), AMSTD 442(3), AMSTD 451(3), AMSTD 452(3), AMSTD 453(3), AMSTD 454(3), AMSTD 455 DF(3), AMSTD 456(3), AMSTD 457 DF(3), AMSTD 458(3), AMSTD 459(3), AMSTD 460(3), AMSTD 461(3), AMSTD 462(3), AMSTD 463(3), AMSTD 469 DF(3), AMSTD 470(3), AMSTD 480(3), AMSTD 491(3), AMSTD 494(1-12), AMSTD 495(1-6), AMSTD 496(1-18), AMSTD 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from the School of Humanities approved list in consultation with an academic adviser or select a Capital College minor in support of the student's interests.
(At least 12 credits of Additional/Supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-037

Review Date: 04/11/00

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