The minor in American studies fosters an understanding of the complexity of US, colonial North American and North American indigenous societies through employing a range of disciplinary approaches and topics. Students will enroll in the gateway course, Introduction to American Studies, and then they will select from a list of courses drawn from a variety of disciplines including literature, history, the fine arts, philosophy and the social sciences. 

The minor program in American studies is open to all undergraduate students at JMU.

The requirement for a minor in American studies is 18 credit hours.

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