Major in American Studies

American Studies, BA

 Required Credit Hours: 33

 Major Writing Requirement:

Core Requirements:

At least 20 of the required 33 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above, in courses on American    topics distributed among the following areas:

a) One "Introduction to American Studies" Course

 Select one "Introduction to American Studies" course

b) At Least Six Credits in Approved Arts, Letters, and Values (ALV) Domain Courses

At least 6 credits in approved Arts, Letters, and Values (ALV) domain courses.  An updated list of pre-approved courses is available on the American Studies website and from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Majors can also identify courses they believe are appropriate for fulfilling the ALV requirement and seek approval for those courses from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Note:  While the courses that fulfill this requirement may be offered by the American Studies Program, many suitable courses will be offered by Art and Art History, Dance, English, Kinesiology, Modern Languages, Music, Theatre, and other departments and programs that examine expressive cultural forms in the Americas.

c) At Least Six Credits in Approved Culture, Society, and the Individual (CSI) Domain Courses

At least 6 credits in Culture, Society, and the Individual (CSI) domain courses.  An updated list of pre-approved courses is available on the American Studies website and from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Majors can also identify courses they believe are appropriate for fulfilling the CSI requirement and seek approval for that course from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Note:  While these courses may be formal offerings of the American Studies Program, many will be offered by Anthropology, Economics, Government, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology and other departments and programs that focus on the study of social, cultural, and political organizations, institutions, and relations in the Americas.  Students are encouraged to seek at least one course that also engages the Natural World and Quantitative Reasoning (NQR) domain.

d) Junior Seminar

e) The Williamsburg Documentary Project and/or Honors

Select at least one of the following:

f) At Least Three Credits of American Studies 400-Level Seminars

In addition to AMST 410 and/or AMST 495-496 select at least one course from American Studies offerings numbered 400 or above excluding AMST 480 Independent Study and AMST 498 Internship.