The minor in American Studies offers students an opportunity to incorporate American Studies as an interdisciplinary field of study along with their chosen major and degree.  The minor is open to all students, and is a particularly complimentary field of study for those who are currently majoring in other fields within the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Choose one introductory course from the following: (3)3
Introduction to American Studies
American Identities
Introduction to American Studies, Honors
American Identities
American Identities, Honors
Choose one course from the following: (3)3
First Year Seminar: _____
America's Latinos/Latinas
America's Latinos/Latinas
Religion in American Society
Religion in American Society
American Culture, 1600-1876
American Culture, 1600-1876
American Culture, 1877 to the Present
American Culture, 1877 to the Present
American Society
American Society
The United States in Global Context
Cultural Studies
Choose four American Studies courses (any course with an AMS prefix or courses cross-listed with AMS courses) (12 hours) at the junior/senior level (12)12

Note:  Only 1 course in the minor may be shared with your major.

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours

Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence

Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours

Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA

Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses.