Total units: 15 credits, at least 9 of which must be 300-level or above
"Introductory Course" (3 credits), as designated by American Culture Studies, which recently have included AMCS 220 Topics in American Culture Studies: Introduction to American Culture Studies, AMCS 206 "Reading" Culture: The Cultural Lives of Things, and AMCS 202 The Immigrant Experience. See our Course Listings webpage for the full listing by semester.
Distribution coursework: at least 3 courses on American subjects (2 of which must be upper-level) either in a single established Concentration Area or in 3 distinct disciplines/fields outside the student's major. See our list of Concentration Areas here.
One additional AMCS course (3 credits).
At least two multidisciplinary (MD) courses, taken as part of the above minor courses and designated by AMCS. Minors who opt to do a concentration are encouraged to take at least one MD course that connects to the subjects or issues in the chosen concentration area. AMCS 375A: "American Culture: Methods and Visions" (a junior-level methods seminar) also is encouraged and may count as an MD course. See our Course Listings webpage for a complete list of general and MD courses that count toward the AMCS minor.
Only one of the courses taken to complete the Minor requirements may be home-based in the same discipline as the student's Major(s).