American Studies Minor Requirements
What is American Studies?
There are many answers to that question. Fundamentally, American Studies is the interdisciplinary study of American culture and life at the regional, national, and international levels. American Studies is a multi-dimensional hybrid of history, economics, sociology, politics, art, literature, and popular culture.
The American Studies minor consists of five courses. Students must take AMST 501 (Introduction to American Studies) as early in their careers as possible. In addition, students must take at least one course concentrating on issues of race, gender, or ethnicity in America. No more than three courses of the five may be at the 400/500-level (departmental prerequisites may be waived for American studies students at the discretion of the instructor). Ordinarily, not more than two electives may be taken in the same academic department. A relevant internship may be substituted for one of the electives. Students should consult with the minor coordinator before registration. Students must earn a C- or better in each course and maintain a 2.0 grade-point average in courses taken for the minor.
At UNH, the American Studies minor is an individualized program of study that allows each student to tailor their courses to their own personal interests and needs. There is no one way to complete the minor.