American Studies (AMSAB) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Spring 2010

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4.0
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4.0
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3.0
3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 17.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
AM ST 100 - Introduction to American Studies (GH ; US)Notes for: AM ST 100 (GH; US)

AM ST 100 (GH; US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or AM ST 100Y - Introduction to American Studies (GH; US)Notes for: AM ST 100Y (GH; US)

AM ST 100Y (GH; US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
ENGL 202B - Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202B

ENGL 202B

^ ENGL 202 B is recommended for American Studies majors.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Bachelor of Arts Requirement: Knowledge Domain
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
AM ST Supporting CourseNotes for: AM ST Supporting Course

AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
400-level AM ST Supporting CourseNotes for: 400-level AM ST Supporting Course

400-level AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Bachelor of Arts Requirement: Other Cultures
3.0
Bachelor of Arts Requirement: Knowledge Domain
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
AM ST Supporting CourseNotes for: AM ST Supporting Course

AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
AM ST Supporting CourseNotes for: AM ST Supporting Course

AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
400-level AM ST Supporting Course Notes for: 400-level AM ST Supporting Course

400-level AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Bachelor of Arts Requirement: Knowledge Domain
3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
AM ST 491W - American Themes, American ErasNotes for: AM ST 491W

AM ST 491W

^^ Should be taken as two separate offerings.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
400-level AM ST Supporting Course Notes for: 400-level AM ST Supporting Course

400-level AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
AM ST Supporting Course Notes for: AM ST Supporting Course

AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
AM ST 491W - American Themes, American ErasNotes for: AM ST 491W

AM ST 491W

^^ Should be taken as two separate offerings.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
400-level AM ST Supporting Course Notes for: 400-level AM ST Supporting Course

400-level AM ST Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Elective
3.0
Elective
3.0
Elective
2.0-3.0
Total credits 14.0-15.0

Additional Notes

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements. 
 
US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/ 
 
International Cultures requirements. 
 
W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum 
requirements. 
Program Notes

A minimum of 123 credits are required for graduation. 

Academic Advising Notes

AM ST supporting courses are distributed among arts, history, humanities, literature, and social sciences courses containing at least 50% American content. Students take three courses each from two areas and two courses from a third. 

At least 12 of these credits are at the 400 level. 
 
ENGL 202 B is recommended for American Studies majors. 
 
AM ST 491W is to be taken as two separate offerings. 
 
 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 202B
^ ENGL 202 B is recommended for American Studies majors.
AM ST 491W
^^ Should be taken as two separate offerings.
AM ST 491W
^^ Should be taken as two separate offerings.