American Studies Minor


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The undergraduate minor in American studies consists of five courses in American studies. Courses listed more than once can be counted for only one category. At least one course must be at the 300 level or above.

Core Requirements
Introduction (one of the following):3
The Emergence of Modern America
Defining America I H
Defining America II H
AMST 201Literary Approaches to American Studies3
or AMST 202 Historical Approaches to American Studies
Three AMST courses numbered above 202 (not including independent study or honors thesis research)9
Total Hours15

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

American Studies (AMST) course descriptions

See program page here for special opportunities.