The American Studies Program at Geneseo is designed to acquaint you with the challenges and diversity of the American experience, past and present. The program offers structured knowledge of our culture's many dimensions. The program in American Studies also allows you the opportunity to pursue an interesting, diversified, yet coherent liberal arts program, one that can serve as the basis for lifelong learning.


The Program
As an American Studies major, you will be exposed to all facets of our nation's culture. Coursework will include American History, Literature, the arts and society.

Total credit hours required to complete major: 39
Basic Requirements 21 Semester Hours
Engl. --- American Literature 3
Engl. 3-- Upper-level course in 3
American Literature
Hist. --- American History 3
Hist. 3-- Upper-level course in 3
American History
ArtH. --- American Art History 3
AmSt. 201 Topics in American Studies: 3
(subtitle)
AmSt. 3 --- Senior Essay OR 3
undergraduate honors thesis
--- Elective hours in courses empha- 18
sizing American Studies selected under Advisement (e.g., in American Studies, anthropology, art history, communication, econo­mics, geography, history, literature, music, philosophy, political science, sociology, and theater arts). At least 6 hours must be at the 300 level.

 

Note: AmSt. majors must write a senior essay (AmSt. 396) or honor's thesis (AmSt. 393). Majors should have two faculty advisors for their paper, representing two different departments in the American Studies program.
You may take "AmSt. 201: (subtitle)" for credit toward the major twice, as long as the subtitle is different in each case.


Minor in American Studies
Basic Requirements 21 Semester Hours
Engl. --- American Literature 3
Engl. 3-- Upper-level course in 3
American Literature
Hist. --- American History 3
Hist. 3-- Upper level course in 3
American History
ArtH. --- American Art History 3
AmSt. 201 Topics in American Studies: 3
(subtitle)
--- Elective hours in courses 3
emphasizing American Studies selected under Advisement (e.g., in American Studies*, anthropology, art history, communication, econo­mics, geography, history, literature, music, philosophy, political science, sociology, and theater arts).


* You may take "AmSt. 201: (subtitle)" for credit toward the minor twice, as long as the subtitle is different in each case.