American Studies Associate in Arts- Liberal Arts American Studies Associate in Arts

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American Studies, a concentration within Liberal Arts, is the interdisciplinary study of the United States and all its local, national, and global contexts. Drawing from a variety of content areas and methodologies, American Studies focuses on particular American moments, places, and ideas in order to pursue questions, such as “What is American culture? What does it mean to be American? Who, What, and Where is ‘American’?” and what is at stake when we ask these questions? The degree program is designed to provide students with the rigorous interdisciplinary training necessary to transfer into baccalaureate programs in not only American Studies, but related fields as well, such as English, History, Political Science, Education, Sociology, Anthropology, and others. Students with degrees in American Studies have found jobs in a wide variety of fields such as publishing, education, communications, government, public service, public relations, marketing, management, law, and social welfare to name a few.

Requirements

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, Liberal Arts and Science courses will be considered for transfer regardless of when they were taken as long as they meet minimum grade requirements. See individual department policies for program exceptions on general education requirements. In the case of English and math course transfers, it may be recommended that the student take portions of the Accuplacer Placement Test to demonstrate the skill level required for success in subsequent classes within the program.

Transfer of a course to this institution does not guarantee transfer of that same course to subsequent institutions. SAT testing may be required by some transfer institutions. 

 

Program Curriculum

Curriculum Recommendations

It is recommended that students make Lab Science, Math, Humanities/Foreign Language/Fine Arts, and Social Science Elective choices based upon particular 4-year colleges’ transfer requirements and general education cores.

It is recommended to take AMER110G Introduction to American Studies, ENGL110G College Composition I, and FYE101G First Year Seminar in the first semester.

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
US History or American Literature Survey Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
AMER110G Introduction to American Studies 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 14

 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ENGL214G Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Math Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
US History or American Literature Survey Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
ANTH101G Introduction to Anthropology 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
ANTH101G or Social Science Elective
 
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
AMER210G American Studies Seminar 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Lab Science Elective 4
Classroom , Lab , Total 4
US History or American Literature Survey Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
POLS110G American Government 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
POLS110G or Social Science Elective
 
Liberal Arts Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
Total Credits 16

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Math Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
Liberal Arts Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Classroom , Lab , Total
CRIT150G Critical Thinking in the Humanities 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 16

Total Overall Credits : 62

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