American Studies is an interdisciplinary study of American culture. The American Studies Program offers a major leading to the bachelor's degree and a minor. The Program is governed by a committee of faculty from various departments and schools who also serve as advisors. Majors confer with the program director to plan their programs, which are recorded on official advising forms.
Students planning to major in American Studies should consult the program director early in their academic careers for general education and preparatory course recommendations and for teaching credential information.
A minimum of 36 units distributed as follows:
Core courses (21 units):
Elective pattern (15 units):
Students choose a five-course elective pattern in consultation with the program advisor in one of the following areas of concentration. No more than two courses in this elective pattern can come from any one academic department.