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American Studies Minor

About The Degree:

A minor in American Studies can be of great use to students majoring in related (or even non-related) academic areas.  This minor focuses on the history , political science, geography and even the literature and geography of the United States.  A total of 21 credits are required.

What You'll Learn:

  • A broad understanding of U.S. history from 1492 to present.
  • Extensive knowledge of particular periods in American history, including The American West, the History of Native Americans, Missouri History, The Gilded Age, the Vietnam Era, Politics and Constitutional Law.
  • The ability to research and present never-before-recorded knowledge of the United States or a historical problem of special interest to you.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You  are interested in  historical research in the Americas
  • You want to work in a field in which a knowledge of  U.S. history is a definite plus -- such as journalism or any of the liberal arts.
  • You're interested in graduate programs in another area or are headed for law school.


Current Catalog

American Studies Minor
History Minor