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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
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American Studies Minor Requirements
Minor in Comparative and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CCRES)
Asian American Studies Initiative
Departmental Honors Program
The American Studies Prize
The New Jersey Folk Festival
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Archaeology 075
Architectural Studies 076
Armenian 078
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrobiology 101
Astrophysics 105
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Business Analytics and Information Technolgy 136
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
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Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Holocaust Studies 564
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
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Management and Global Business 620
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Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Military Science Minor (Military Science 691N, Naval Science 692N, Aerospace Science 693N, Non-Commissioning 695N)
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
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Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 955
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses American Studies 050 Major Requirements  

Major Requirements

Coursework for the American studies major is composed of (1) six core courses in American studies that present the methodology and the conceptual framework for a cultural approach to the civilization of the United States; and (2) six elective courses totaling at least 18 credits.

Students who wish to major in American studies must complete the following courses:

01:050:101  Introduction to American Studies (3)
01:050:225  Thought and Society in the American Past (3)
01:050:227  Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture (3)
01:050:310  Approaches to American Studies (3)
01:050:389  Junior Seminar in American Studies (3)
01:050:487,488,489  Seminars in American Studies (3,3,3)

Another 18 credits from American studies course offerings are required. No more than 9 of these credits (three courses) may be selected from courses numbered below 300.

Independent Studies 01:050:390,391 or 01:050:490,491; Independent Study/Project in American Culture (01:050:390,391); and Senior Essay or Senior Project in American Culture (01:050:490,491) allow American studies majors, minors, and other students to do independent work for credit.

Work on the New Jersey Folk Festival may count for the major only twice.

For double-majors, only 3 of the 12 elective credits may overlap with the major requirements of other departments.

Grades of C or better must be earned in all courses in order to fulfill the requirements for the major.

Students must take required courses in the following sequence: 101 in their first or second year; 310 after completing 101, and before taking junior seminar; junior seminar is required for senior seminar.

American studies majors interested in certification for teaching should consult the Office of Teacher Education at the Graduate School of Education.

Students may not take any courses in fulfillment of the major on a pass/no credit basis.
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