AMS 200 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY AND CULTURE
- HST 181 UNITED STATES TO 1800
- HST 182 UNITED STATES, 1800-1900
- HST 183 UNITED STATES, 1900-PRESENT
- HST 240 HISTORY OF CHICAGOHST 240 HISTORY OF CHICAGO
- HST 246 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1800HST 246 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1800
- HST 247 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1800-1900HST 247 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1800-1900
- HST 248 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1900 TO PRESENT
- HST 260 LESBIAN AND GAY AMERICAN HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1970
- HST 269 MUSEUMS, MATERIAL CULTURE AND MEMORY: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
- HST 270 U.S. HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE
- HST 275 SEX IN AMERICA, PURITANS TO VICTORIANS
- HST 276 SEX IN AMERICA, LATE VICTORIANS TO PRESENT
- HST 278 HISTORY OF AMERICAN RELIGION
- HST 279 WESTWARD EXPANSION IN U.S.
- HST 283 ASIAN-AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND HISTORY, 1840-1965
- HST 284 HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES
- HST 288 WOMEN IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
- HST 295 AMERICAN HISTORY ON FILMHST 295 AMERICAN HISTORY ON FILM
AMS 201 INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL AMERICAN STUDIES
One of the following:
- Three Major Electives SSSix Six
AMS 301 SENIOR SEMINAR
Three courses - AMS 200, 201, and one additional approved course - form the foundation of the program and, ideally, should be completed in the sophomore or junior years. Seniors should plan to take the capstone senior seminar course, AMS 301, in the fall of their senior year.
Major Electives and Distribution Requirements
In consultation with an advisor, students will select three additional courses from outside of the concentration. For the concentration and the electives, no more than three courses for the major should be from any one department outside of AMS.
During the fall quarter of their senior year, students should take AMS 301 capstone, the Senior Seminar. Over the summer, students must prepare their Senior Seminar Packet, composed of a 5-7 page reflection on their intellectual development in the major, a writing sample of their best work, and a list of preliminary topics for their Senior Seminar paper. Students will be sent instructions on how to prepare this packet by the Autumn Quarter instructor for the Senior Seminar.
NOTE: Students must earn a C- or better in this course. It is required even if a student is double majoring (or pursuing a double degree) and the secondary major (or degree) requires its own Capstone. Also, an American Studies major in the University Honors Program must take the University Honors Capstone and AMS 301.
Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Popular Culture and Media Studies; Social and Literary Movements; Politics, Institutions and Values; Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies; or Material Culture and the Built Environment.