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Penn State Harrisburg

Begin Date: Summer Session 2010
End Date: Fall Semester 2013

American Studies Minor - ARCHIVE

Capital College (AMSTD)

Contact: Simon Bronner,

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 American themes and eras, museum and heritage studies, material/visual culture, and folklife, and popular culture. 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 heritage and cultural conservation work. 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.


AM ST 491W(6) (Sem: 5-8)

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: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-01-072

Review Date: 08/24/2010

UCA Revision #2: 7/26/07



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