American Studies Minor

The minor in American Studies (MAST)  offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history and culture of the United States within a global context. Students use the tools of the Humanities and Social Sciences to explore the diversity of American culture, with attention to the roles of race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class. 

Minor Requirements: 16 Credits 

Course Title Credits
Required Course:4
HUMN3200APPROACHES TO AMERICAN STUDIES4
Elective Courses:12
Select three (3) courses from the following list: At least one course must be a social science course (Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
COMM4300MEDIA ETHICS4
COMM4315INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING4
HIST4123US HISTORY TO 18774
HIST4175MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY4
HIST4200PICTURES, MEDIA & US POLITICS4
HIST4223BOSTON HISTORY4
HIST4251THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST4271HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II4
HIST4300AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY4
HIST4451HISTORY OF GENDER & SEXUALITY IN THE US4
HUMN4053MCCS STUDIO4
HUMN4221AMERICAN CINEMA AND AMERICAN CULTURE4
HUMN4225TELEVISION STUDIES4
HUMN4230STANDUP COMEDY IN AMERICA4
HUMN4233DECONSTRUCTING THE 20TH CENTURY4
HUMN4245TRANSCENDENTAL VISIONS4
HUMN4263ART & SOCIETY IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE4
HUMN4265THE AMERICAN DREAM4
HUMN4275MYTH AMERICA: FROM COLONIES TO CULTURE WARS4
HUMN4345HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC4
HUMN4355BOSTON VOYAGES BY BOOK & FOOT4
HUMN45019/11 LITERATURE AND FILM4
LITR4351CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE4
LITR4451AMERICAN LITERARY CLASSICS4
LITR4651SHORT FICTION4
POLS4102AMERICAN GOVERNMENT4
POLS4300RACE, CLASS & GENDER POLITICS4
POLS4502MEDIA & POLITICS4
SOCL4302CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE STUDIES4
PSYC4160SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCL4302CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE STUDIES4
SOCL4102SOCIOLOGY4
SOCL4252FOOD IN AMERICAN HISTORY4
SOCL4332SOCIAL PROBLEMS4
Total Credits16