B.A. in History - American Studies Concentration

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Language Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).3-12
Major Requirements
HIS 101History of Civilization I3
HIS 102History of Civilization II3
HIS 151History of the United States I3
HIS 152History of the United States II3
HIS 300Varieties of History3
Upper-division History Electives
AMS/HIS 367American Material Culture3
Two U.S. history courses6
One European history elective3
One world/regional history elective 3
Capstone course requirement satisfied with a senior project, internship, or independent study in American studies.3
Other American Studies Requirements
AMS 200American Civilization3
LIT 201American Literature II3
Three 300-/400-level American-themed courses from at least two of the following disciplines: anthropology, art history, economics, geography, literature, music history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women’s and gender studies9
Note: These courses are in addition to those taken to fulfill general education requirements.
Free Electives
As many free electives as needed to complete the 120 credits required for graduation. Free electives may also be used to complete a minor.12-24
Note: Students with an American studies concentration are ineligible for a minor in American studies.
Total Minimum Credit Requirement120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
HIS 151History of the United States I3
Social Science General Education Course3
Arts General Education Course3
Language 101 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT ___3
HIS 152History of the United States II3
AMS 200American Civilization3
MAT 103 (or higher)Introduction to Mathematics3
Language 102 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
LIT 200American Literature I3
HIS 101History of Civilization I3
Philosophy Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Language 201 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
HIS 102History of Civilization II3
SPK 208 (or other)Public Speaking3
LIT 201American Literature II3
HIS 300Varieties of History3
Language 2023
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
AMS 367 or HIS 367American Material Culture3
European History Elective 3
Science General Education Course3
Social and Behavioral Science General Education Course3
Diverse Communities Course3
 Credits15
Semester Six
US History/American Studies Elective3
American Studies Cognate Course3
Science General Education Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
US History/American Studies Elective 3
American Studies Cognate Course3
World History Elective3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
American Studies Cognate Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Select one of the following:3
AMS 400Senior Thesis or Project3
AMS 401Independent Study1-3
AMS 415American Studies Internship1-15
 Credits15