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The minor in American studies consists of at least 18 upper-level credits to be distributed as follows:

Course Title Hours
Select six credits in American studies (AMST) courses6
Select three credits in humanities electives3
Select three credits in social science electives3
Select six credits in either humanities, social science or other approved electives, or in independent study6
Total Hours18

All courses selected to fulfill distribution areas must deal with American materials and topics. A list of recommended courses and electives is available from the coordinator.