THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN AMERICAN STUDIES

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 36 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 24 units

5 courses required:
AMST150Intro to American Studies3.0FS *
AMST264Amer Ethnic/Regional Writers3.0FA *Eth
AMST335American Popular Culture3.0FS *
AMST345American Lives3.0FA *
AMST365American Folklore3.0FA WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher. 2 courses selected from:
AMST322Religion and American Society3.0FS
AMST435Historical Geog of North Amer3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
AMST440American Thought and Character3.0Inq
1 course selected from:
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL359Survey of American Literature3.0FS

ELECTIVES: 12 units

4 courses selected from:

ENGLISH

ENGL303Survey of American Film3.0SP
ENGL451Modern Poetry3.0FS
ENGL453Modern Drama3.0FS
ENGL457The American Novel3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
ENGL458Amer Lit: Beginning to 1850s3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 358.
ENGL459Amer Literature: 1850s-19453.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 359.
ENGL460Amer Literature: 1945-Present3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 359.
ENGL462Study in Major Amer Authors3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 340; ENGL 358 or ENGL 359.
ENGL465American Literary Topics3.0FS

COMMUNICATION/JOURNALISM

CMST424Public Opinion and Propaganda3.0FS
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 354, or CMST 255, or CMST 370 with a grade of C- or higher for CMST majors only.
CMST457Adv Study of Public Address3.0FA
Prerequisites: CMST 131, CMST 233, CMST 331, and CMST 255 or CMST 354 with a grade of C- or higher.
JOUR310Entertain/Media/Amer Culture3.0FS *
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
JOUR311Women/Men/Media3.0SP *
JOUR322History of American Journalism3.0FA
Prerequisites: JOUR 260.

MULTICULTURAL AND GENDER STUDIES

AIST325Worldviews of American Indians3.0Inq Eth
AFAM455Sociology of African Americans3.0SP

Prerequisites: AFAM 170 or SOCI 100.
CHST358Chicanos Contemporary Society3.0FA Eth
MCGS327Poltcs of Race/Ethnicity in US3.0FS Eth

FINE ARTS

ARTS403American Art History3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for Art majors.
ARTS412American Indian Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS416California Art3.0FS
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
MUSC291American Music3.0FS *
MUSC293History of Jazz3.0SP
MUSC296African American Music3.0FS *Eth

HISTORY

HIST230The American Indian3.0FS *Eth
HIST234Mexican Heritage to 18483.0FA *Eth
HIST332American Ethnic Origins3.0FS *Eth
HIST335Women/Gender in Amer History3.0Inq *
HIST340Working in America3.0Inq
HIST341American Evironment3.0SP *Eth
HIST342Education in America3.0FS
HIST343Technology & Sci in America3.0F2
HIST350America's Vietnam Experience3.0FA *
HIST351America in the 1960s3.0SP
HIST430Colonial America3.0FA
HIST431American Revolution3.0SP
HIST432Age of Jefferson and Jackson3.0FA
HIST433Civil War and Reconstruction3.0FA
HIST434Emergence of Modern America3.0FA
HIST435The US in Age of the Wrld Wars3.0FA
HIST436Hiroshima to Watergate3.0SP
HIST437From Watergate to the Present3.0SP
HIST440American Thought and Character3.0Inq
HIST441American Social History3.0FA
HIST450U.S. Foreign Rel to 19143.0FA
HIST451U.S. Foreign Rel Since 19143.0SP
HIST442Westward Movement3.0FA
HIST445History of California3.0FS
HIST455Issues Tech, Science, Medicine3.0S1

HUMANITIES

PHIL304Analytic Philosophy3.0SP
PHIL306American Philosophy3.0FS *
RELS322Religion and American Society3.0FS
RELS323Religions in America3.0FA
RELS324Religion/Amer Eth Minorities3.0FS *Eth

SOCIAL SCIENCES

ANTH261North American Indians3.0FS *Eth
ANTH303Cultural Anthropology3.0FS
ANTH334Body, Self and Emotion3.0Inq
ANTH362California Indians3.0FA Eth
ANTH466Museum Exhibit Planning3.0SP
ANTH467Exhibit Res, Design, Install3.0FA
ECON320American Economic History3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 102.
ECON340Work/Wealth/Income Distrib3.0FS *
GEOG339American Cultural Landscapes3.0SP
GEOG352The United States3.0FA *
GEOG435Historical Geog of North Amer3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
POLS324Women and Politics3.0FS *
POLS327Poltcs of Race/Ethnicity in US3.0FS Eth
POLS344US Foreign Policy Nuclear Age3.0FS *
POLS402State Government3.0FS
POLS403Local Government3.0FS
POLS424Public Opinion and Propaganda3.0FS
POLS451BCivil Rights/Civil Liberties3.0FS
SOCI354Interethnic Contacts3.0FS *NW
SOCI360Self and Society3.0FS

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.