Begin Date: Fall Semester 2002
End Date: Summer Session 2010
Capital College (AMSTD)
American Studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the patterns of life and thought of the American peoples, past and present. Its courses are grouped into three general areas of history, society, and culture, and it has special offerings in public history and heritage studies, material culture, and cultural history. The program encourages students to integrate theories, methods, and findings from various fields, including history, literature, folklore, ethnography, politics, art, architecture, and music. It also encourages applications of this knowledge to public history and cultural conservation. American Studies helps students prepare for further study or careers in education, government, communication, law, museums, historical and cultural agencies, and archives. Internships are available for qualified students in American Studies. The internship is an extension of the student's academic studies and is an opportunity to gain practical experience.
A student seeking admission to the American Studies Minor must first be admitted to a major at Penn State. Upon admission, a Minor Adviser will be appointed from within the American Studies faculty to guide the student. For the American Studies Minor, a total of 18 credits is required. At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from any American Studies offerings (AM ST). Three of these credits must be at the 400 level. (Sem: 5-8)
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002
Blue Sheet Item #: 30-06-053
Review Date: 3/12/02
UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07