Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

Not offered in the 2018/19-2019/20 Academic Years

Requirements (72 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Lower-division prerequisites (8)
HIST 146American Civilization4
PSCI 203American Government4
Total Units8

Note: HIST 146 and PSCI 203 fulfill categories D-1 and D-2 respectively in general education requirements. These units cannot be counted in more than one category.

Requirements for the B.A. in American Studies (Program Code: AMSG)

Upper-division requirements

Concepts and Methods (8)
AMST 300Introduction to American Studies4
HUM 344Ideas in American Culture4
American Arts (12)
ART 311Art of the United States to the End of the Nineteenth Century4
Eight units chosen from:8
Native North American Art
Native North American Art
Note: Students may receive credit for only one of the following: ANTH 323 or ART 323
Chicano Art
Jazz History in America and African-American Culture
Latin American Music
American Drama
African-American Theatre and Drama
Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Theatre
Historical and Social Contexts (24)
Historical Periods. Twelve units chosen from:12
North American Prehistory
Archaeology of the Southwest
The American Colonies, 1607-1783
The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783-1840
Civil War and Reconstruction
The United States, 1877-1917
The United States, 1917-1945
United States History, Cold War Era
Social and Political Contexts. Twelve units chosen from:12
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Asian American Cultures
Geography of California
North America
Conservation and Natural Resources
Understanding the City
Economic History of the United States
Political Economy
Labor Economics
History of Economic Thought
African-American History, 1620-1865
African-American History, 1865-Present
American Indian History
Women in U.S. History, 1620-1865
Women in U.S. History, 1865-Present
Women in the Black Freedom Movement
History of California
Constitutional History of the United States
History of the American West
Immigration and Ethnic American History
American Political Thought
American Foreign Policy
Political Parties and Interest Groups
American Constitutional Law
The Bill of Rights
Studies in Political Theory
Religious Expression in America
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Social Class
Black Social Stratification
Chicano Social Stratification
Sociology of Gender
American Literature (20)
Literary Historical Periods12
American Literature I
American Literature II
One other four-unit American Literature course as approved by the American Studies coordinator.
Diversity in American Literature8
Eight units chosen from:
American Indian Literature
Studies in Literary Diversity
Chicano Literature
Studies in Literary Topics
African American Literature
Note: in order to ensure appropriate topic, students must be approved by the American Studies coordinator to enroll ENG 319 and/or ENG 324 to satisfy this requirement.
American Themes Elective (4)
Four additional elective units chosen from American Arts, Historical and Social Contexts, or American Literature.4
Culminating Experience (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Special Topics in American Studies
Senior Seminar in Literature (with appropriate topic approved by American Studies coordinator)
Total Units72