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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

American Studies, Minor

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American Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop in-depth knowledge of American society, past and present.  Drawing its curriculum from approved courses in other departments and its own core courses, the program weaves traditionally divergent disciplines together so that students gain a broad understanding of American life and culture.  The Minor in American Studies is open to students of all majors.  Students may complete the program by fulfilling requirements for the minor.

A Minor in American Studies consists of 18 credit hours:  6 credit hours of American Studies courses and 12 credit hours of American Studies courses or approved American-content courses from other departments. 

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students

Minor Requirements

Required Courses (6 credit hours)


* AMST 3100  may be repeated for credit, as decades vary.

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

The following American-content courses have been approved for the minor.  Because additions and deletions are made to correspond to current University offerings, students are advised to consult with the Program Director.  Other courses that do not appear on the list, especially topics and independent study courses, may be approved if they are pertinent to the student’s program and deal with an American topic.  A maximum of 6 credit hours of American-content courses may also be in the student’s major.  If the student has additional majors or minors, no more than 6 credit hours of American-content courses from each of these may apply to the Minor in American Studies.  These stipulations include cross-listed courses regardless of the program designation under which the course was taken.  Exceptions may be approved by the Program Director and, if necessary, upon consultation with the other program in question.  Note:  Students exercising this option should be aware that the accuracy of the online degree audit may be affected.



Total = 18 Credit Hours

Progression Requirements

All students must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in courses applied to the minor.

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