A minor comprises a sequence of courses that focus on a particular area of study different from, and secondary to, the major. The Curriculum Committee requires that minors include 18-21 credits of required and elective courses that collectively provide coverage of, and understanding in, the subject area.
Note: Any course selected for a minor cannot be a program requirement in the student’s major. All College Curriculum requirements and Open Electives can count towards a minor. In the event of duplication, the student must select an appropriate substitution for the same by completing a ”Curriculum Petition to Waive or Substitute a Requirement” form in consultation with a faculty member who teaches in the minor and the dean of the school offering the minor. Students should work closely with their advisor to determine if they will able to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor degree program.
The American Studies Minor consists of two required courses and four electives from designated areas (18 credits).
Students must take one course from two areas and two courses in a third area from the four areas listed below. Courses connected to a student’s major (electives in the major beyond program requirements) may not count toward this minor. At least one course must be above the 200 level. Students must earn a grade of at least a C for a course to count toward the minor.