American Culture Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

101 East Hall, 419-372-8886

An interdisciplinary program dedicated to the holistic study of American culture, society, and institutions, American Culture Studies offers students individualized programs that focus on the American experience. Courses help students to develop the skills appropriate for the study and appreciation of American culture in all of its diversity. The program enables students to integrate the substance of other disciplines into coherent patterns reflecting the complexity of American life and our national heritage.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in American Culture Studies are expected to:

  • Think in an interdisciplinary way, drawing on holistic, critical, and connective models of analysis;
  • Communicate orally and in writing about the cultural contexts of human expression and behavior;
  • Discuss the multicultural and pluralistic nature of American culture, and develop an appreciation for the diversity of our national cultural heritage;
  • Investigate relationships between theories of culture and various cultural traditions.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (33 hours) - minor required - Fall 2021 course requirements

Minor (21 hours)

  • ACS 2000 and 2500 or 2520 (6)
  • HIST 2050 and 2060 (6)
  • ENG 2740, 2750, or 3100 (3)
  • Two classes (for a total of at least 6 credit hours) at the 3000-level and/or 4000-level. 3 credits of CCS 4890 may be included as one of these courses.

Updated: 11/15/2021 12:42PM