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Requirements (Fall 2013 & Earlier)

American Culture Major Requirements

Credit Hours:

Minimum of 28 credits

Major Prerequisite:


Required Courses (16 credits):

AMCULT 335: Arts and Culture in American Life (3 credits)
AMCULT 345: American Politics and Society (3 credits)
AMCULT 350: Approaches to American Culture (3 credits)
AMCULT 399: Race in America (4 credits)
AMCULT 496 or 498: Senior Capstone Seminar for AC majors; others welcome to enroll as space/instructor permits (3 credits; AC students must have completed AMCULT 350 or taken concurrently to enroll in capstone; see specific requirements by course)

Electives (12 credits)

Four additional AMCULT courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level or above; with at least one of these at the 400-level. Students may take an additional 496 or 498 topics course not being counted toward the senior seminar requirement. Upper division electives should cohere around a theme of each student's own choosing, in consultation with the AC undergraduate advisor.

Breadth requirements:

Among electives within the AC major, at least one course at the 200-level or above must fall into each of the following area; required courses cannot fulfill breadth requirements):

Pre-20th-Century United States
Transnationalism, Diaspora, and/or Empire
Women, Gender, and/or Sexuality
Ethnic and/or Indigenous Studies

Recent or current AMCULT courses that fulfill these requirements


When necessary, an appropriate course listed in another department may substitute for a required or elective course with the permission of the AC undergraduate advisor.