American Studies Options

American Studies Department


B.A. in American Studies (39.000 credits)
HIST 203 - American History I 3 cr.
HIST 204 - American History II 3 cr.
AMST 450 - American Studies Seminar 3 cr.
AMST 451 - American Studies Thesis 3 cr.

6 credit hours in American Literature

6 cr.

The remaining 21 credits in American Studies must be chosen from

Areas A, B, and C, with no less than 6 and no more than 12 credit hours in each area. 

The Areas are:

Area A - Courses with AMSA attribute
AMST 485 - Topics in Revolutionary Era History
HIST 310 - Colonial and Revolutionary U.S., 1600-1789
HIST 313 - Antebellum American, 1815-1854
HIST 315 - The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
HIST 320 - Emergence of Modern America, 1869-1930
HIST 323 - Contemporary America, Since 1920
HIST 325 - United States Women's History
HIST 327 - New York State History
HIST 401 - Colloquium in History (when topic is appropriate)
HIST 451 - U.S. Social and Cultural History to 1877
HIST 453 - U.S. Social and Cultural History after 1877
HIST 455 - The Westward Movement, 1750-1890
HIST 457 - American Immigration
HIST 461 - African-American History
HIST 463 - U.S. Military History
HIST 465 - Spanish Borderlands
HIST 390 - Honors Seminar (when topic is appropriate)

HIST 490 - Honors Seminar (when topic is appropriate)

Area B - Courses with AMSB attribute
ECON 230 - Economic History of the United States
POSC 100 - Contemporary U.S. Politics
POSC 205 - State and Local Government
POSC 305 - Metropolitan Government
POSC 313 - American Political Parties
POSC 315 - U.S. Congress
POSC 320 - The American Presidency
POSC 329 - Special Studies in American Politics
POSC 351 - U.S. Foreign Policy
POSC 370 - Civil Liberties I
POSC 372 - Civil Liberties II
SOCI 120 - Current Social Problems
SOCI 130 - The Family
SOCI 150 - American Indians

SOCI 210 - Race and Ethnic Relations

Area C - Courses with AMSC attribute
ATDV 105 - Topics in Film (when appropriate)
CREA 255 - American Art
CREA 256 - American Music
CREA 240 - American Theatre
EDUC 220 - History of Education in the United States
ENGL 213 - Survey of American Literature
ENGL 345 - Early American Literature (1500-1820)
ENGL 350 - American Renaissance Literature (1820-1865)
ENGL 355 - Realistic Movement in Am Lit (1865-1915)
ENGL 360 - American Literature of the Jazz Age
ENGL 265 - Atomic Literature
ENGL 368 - The Literature of the War in Vietnam
ENGL 370 - African American Literature
ENGL 372 - Native American Literature
ENGL 374 - Asian American Literature
ENGL 376 - Latino/a Literature
PHIL 420 - Classic American Philosophy
RELG 305 - Religion in America
RELG 310 - The American Evangelical Tradition

RELG 315 - American Catholicism

B.A. in American Studies Auxiliary (6.000 credits)
Two semesters ( 6 credits ) in the same foreign language 

These languages include: French, Spanish, German, Latin, Russian, Greek, Italian, or Arabic.

6 cr.

American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.

 

 

B.A. in American Studies ( 33.000 credits )
with a Certification in Social Studies Teaching 
HIST 203 American History I 3 cr.
HIST 204 American History II 3 cr.
AMST 450 - American Studies Seminar 3 cr.
AMST 451 - American Studies Thesis 3 cr.
6 credit hours in American Literature  6 cr.
HIST 327 - New York State History 3 cr.
The remaining credits in American Studies must be chosen from Areas A, B, and C, with no less than 6 and no more than 12 credit hours in each Area. The Areas are: 12 cr.
Area A - Courses with AMSA attribute
AMST 485 Topics in Revolutionary Era History
HIST 203 American History I
HIST 204 American History II
HIST 310 Colonial and Revolutionary U.S., 1600-1789
HIST 313 Antebellum American, 1815-1854
HIST 315 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
HIST 320 Emergence of Modern America, 1869-1930
HIST 323 Contemporary America, Since 1920
HIST 325 United States Women's History
HIST 327 New York State History
HIST 401 Colloquium in History (when topic is appropriate)
HIST 451 U.S. Social and Cultural History to 1877
HIST 453 U.S. Social and Cultural History after 1877
HIST 455 The Westward Movement, 1750-1890
HIST 457 American Immigration
HIST 461 African-American History
HIST 463 U.S. Military History
HIST 465 Spanish Borderlands
HIST 390 Honors Seminar (when topic is appropriate)

HIST 490 Honors Seminar (when topic is appropriate)

Area B - Courses with AMSB attribute
ECON 230 Economic History of the United States
POSC 100 Contemporary U.S. Politics
POSC 205 State and Local Government
POSC 305 Metropolitan Government
POSC 313 American Political Parties
POSC 315 U.S. Congress
POSC 320 The American Presidency
POSC 329 Special Studies in American Politics
POSC 351 U.S. Foreign Policy
POSC 370 Civil Liberties I
POSC 372 Civil Liberties II
SOCI 120 Current Social Problems
SOCI 130 The Family
SOCI 150 American Indians

SOCI 210 Race and Ethnic Relations

Area C - Courses with AMSC attribute
ATDV 105 - Topics in Film (when appropriate)
CREA 255 American Art
CREA 256 American Music
CREA 240 American Theatre
EDUC 220 History of Education in the United States
ENGL 213 Survey of American Literature
ENGL 345 Early American Literature (1500-1820)
ENGL 350 American Renaissance Literature (1820-1865)
ENGL 355 Realistic Movement in Am Lit (1865-1915)
ENGL 360 American Literature of the Jazz Age
ENGL 265 Atomic Literature
ENGL 368 The Literature of the War in Vietnam
ENGL 370 African American Literature
ENGL 372 Native American Literature
ENGL 374 Asian American Literature
ENGL 376 Latino/a Literature
PHIL 420 Classic American Philosophy
RELG 305 Religion in America
RELG 310 The American Evangelical Tradition

RELG 315 American Catholicism

 Auxiliary ( 15.000 credits )
Two semesters ( 6 credits ) in the same foreign language 
These languages include: French, Spanish, German, Latin, Russian, Greek, Italian, or Arabic. 6 cr.
American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement.
6 credits in courses designated as European (HEUR) 6 cr.
6 credits in courses designated non-European/non-U.S. history (HNW) 6 cr.
3 hours in Economics 3 cr.
3 hours in Sociology 3 cr.

3 hours in Political Science

3 cr.

Education Certification ( 30.000 credits )
EDUC 210 Issues in Contemporary American Education 3 cr.
EDUC 260 Educational Psychology 3 cr.
EDUC 261 Foundations in Language and Literacy 3 cr.

EDUC 365 - Exceptional and At-Risk Learners

3 cr.

After completing these courses, one must apply to the Education Department. Upon
approval, the following courses are required to obtain the certification:

EDUC 481 - Instructional Theory and Practice in Inclusive Classrooms

3 cr.

EDUC 482 - Instructional Theory and Practice in Inclusive Classrooms lab 1 cr.
The following courses are completed during the semester students participate in student teaching:
EDUC 461 - Literacy: Middle and High School 3 cr.
EDUC 462 - Literacy and Reflective Practitioner 1 cr.
EDUC 487 - Clinical Experience in Middle School 5 cr.
EDUC 488 - Clinical Experience in High School 5 cr.
EDUC 495 - Drug Alcohol Tobacco Workshop 0 cr.

EDUC 496 - Child Abuse and School Violence Workshop

0 cr.

For those students who began the Education Sequence before the 2011-2012 year, please see the link below:
Education Certificate 2010-11