American Civilization Concentration

This concentration offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of American civilization primarily through the study of art, history, literature, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Two introductory courses chosen with the approval of the concentration advisor; the introductory courses should provide a broad overview of the development of American culture; for example, HUM 141 and HUM 142.6
Nine hours selected from the following:9
The American Novel to 1914
The American Novel Since 1914
Survey of American Lit I
Afro-American Literature I
Afro-American Literature II
American Lit 1820-1865
American Lit 1865-1914
American Lit 1914-1945
Topics in Modern Fiction
Nine hours selected from the following:9
United States History to 1815
Nineteenth Century America
Twentieth Century America
Colonial America
The American Revolution
Origins of the Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
Immigrant America
United States since 1932
Soc History Indus Am from 1918
19thC US Intel & Cultr Hist
20th Century US Culture Wars
Six hours selected from the following:6
Neoclass & Nineteen Cent Arch
Modern American Architecture
Art Since 1940
American Art 1750-1900
Early American Modernism
Select in consultation with the concentration advisor from courses offered in the departments of anthropology, economics, geography, political science, and sociology.12
HUM 397Special Topics Junior (An advanced-level course with an American focus may be substituted with the approval of the advisor.)3
HUM 498Special Topics Senior3

Substitutions for any of the above specific courses may be permitted with the approval of the concentration advisor only in exceptional cases.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.