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This interdisciplinary minor is for students who want to complement their major program with perspectives on American culture and society.

Students of Education or Human Development and Family Studies will find a context for future work in a deeper understanding of American culture. English or Communication Arts and Sciences majors will gain new disciplinary perspectives on their central subjects. An internship might draw the major and minor together in a single workplace experience.

Since courses for the minor double-count with courses for the major and General Education, often students find they need few additional credits to complete this minor. Only courses with grades of C or above will count for the minor.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: 3 credits
AMST 402W

ADDITIONAL COURSES: 15 credits

Select one course from the following:

AMST 100, AMST 100W, or AMST 105

Select 12 from the following list, including at least 6 credits at the 400 level:

AAAS 100, ADM J 111, AMST 104, AMST 105, ANTH 11, ANTH 45, BA 243, COMM 100, COMM 150, COMM 205, ECON 002, ECON 004, EDTHP 115, ENGL 003, ENGL 133, ENGL 135, ENGL 139, ENGL 140, ENGL 194, ENGL 231, ENGL 232, HIST 020, HIST 021, HIST 116, HIST 152, HIST 154, MUSIC 007, PL SC 001, PLSC 014, PLSC 137, RL ST 140, SOC 001, SOC 005, SOC 015, SOC 110, WMNST 001, WMNST 003, AM ST 405, CAS 455, EDTHP 411, EDTHP 416, ENGL 402, ENGL 430, ENGL 432, ENGL 433, ENGL 435, ENGL 436, ENGL 437, ENGL 469, HDFS 410, HDFS 418, HDFS 425, HDFS 433, HDFS 445, KINES 441, HIST 442, HIST 444, HIST 445, HIST 448, HIST 497, LA 495, MUSIC 497, PHIL 401, PL SC 438, PL SC 473, PL SC 475, RLST 422

All of the above courses are typically available over a two or three-year cycle at Penn State Brandywine. Some advanced courses may require prerequisites. Other appropriate coursework may be substituted with the approval of the American Studies advisor. For more information contact: Dr. Julie Gallagher, 610-892-1464, jag63@psu.edu .