Minor in American Studies

To complete a minor in American Studies, students must take 18 credit hours of course work in the department, including:


The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

AMST 2010Early American Cultural History
AMST 2011Modern American Cultural History
12 credits in AMST courses taken at the 2000–3000 level.

Meet the Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Elisabeth Anker's research and teaching interests are at the intersection of political theory, critical theory, cultural analysis and media studies. Her book Orgies of Feeling: Melodramatic Politics and the Pursuit of Freedom (Duke, 2014) examines the role of melodrama in US politics.