Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

American Studies Minor


American Studies is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. By means of a combination of foundational lecture courses, core seminars, American Studies courses, and courses from relevant disciplines (literature, history, the arts, and the social or behavioral sciences), students in the American Studies program explore diverse aspects of the American experience locally, nationally, and globally.

Minor Requirements

A total of 18 credit hours is required for the minor in American Studies. At least 8 credit hours for the minor must be USF coursework.

Minor Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Twelve (12) hours of upper-level AMS courses or other courses approved by the undergraduate advisor.

GPA Requirements

A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required.

Grading Requirements

A grade of below “C-” will not be counted toward fulfilling the minor requirements.

Residency Requirement

At least 8 credit hours for the minor must be USF coursework.

Advising Information - College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Advising Information

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