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American Studies Minor

Department of American Studies, 101 ten Hoor Hall
www.as.ua.edu/amstud/
americanstudies@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the minor throughout the entire higher education career.

Minor courses. The minor in American studies requires the successful completion of the following 21 semester hours:

CoursesHours
AMS 1503
AMS 1513
AMS 202, AMS 203, AMS 204, or AMS 2053
AMS 2313
AMS 485 or AMS 4863
AMS electives 300 or 400 level3
AMS electives3
Total21

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the minor grade point average. This minor requires the successful completion of the following courses outside the minor:

CoursesHours
HY 203 (or HY 205) or HY 204 (or HY 206)3
American literature EN elective*3

*Must be chosen from the following: EN 209, EN 210, EN 219, EN 220, EN 340, EN 341, EN 342, EN 350, EN 360, EN 361, or EN 365.

Additional minor requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. If necessary, students may consult with the minor department academic advisor for questions concerning minor requirements.

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