College of Arts & Sciences
The American Studies minor at The W encourages students to explore the culture and history of the world around them. American Studies is interdisciplinary, so it allows students to integrate various fields of inquiry relating to American peoples and the American past. By approaching American culture from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, we create a fuller picture of what America is. The 18-credit hour minor includes three major categories of study—history, society, and culture—with equal credit hours required from each section.
An American Studies minor is very flexible since it provides for many different combinations of classes to satisfy the requirements. There are many classes to pick from within each of the three categories of history, society and culture—the listing below is only a few of the choices available to American Studies students.
In addition to completing 18 credit hours from courses in the three categories of history, society and culture, a cumulative average of C or better is required. Of these selections (18 credits), 6 hours must be at the 300 level or above. To count towards the minor all classes must have a final grade of D or above.
American Studies curriculum in the Bulletin
If you would like more information about the American Studies minor, please contact the minor adviser:
Department of History, Political Science, & GeographyDr. Bridget PieschelInterim Chair
Painter Hall Phone: (662) 329-7386Fax: (662) 329-7387
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439