Skip to Top NavigationSkip to Utility NavigationSkip to SearchSkip to Left NavigationSkip to Content
Mobile Menu

Requirements for the Concentration in American Studies

Required courses

  • One sophomore-level course in American literature
  • One course in American history
Three electives with an emphasis on America. 
These may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • ARB 112 Introduction to the Fine Arts
  • ENB 210 American Literature I; ENB 211 American Literature II; ENB 240 Studies in American Environmental Literature; ENB 250 African American Literature
  • GVB 110 American National Government; GVB 120 The American Judicial System: Process and Issues; GVB 210 Urban Politics
  • HSB 135 United States History I: Origins to 1877; HSB 145 United States History II: 1865 to the Present; HSB 225 John Brown's Body: Political Violence in American History
  • SYB 115 Studies in Social Problems; SYB 220 Social Inequalities of Gender and Sexuality; and SYB 230 Sociological Perspectives on the Connecticut River.

Any student in good standing may enroll in the American Studies concentration. Students must achieve a 2.00 overall grade point average and a 2.00 grade point average for the five courses in the concentration for degree designation.

For Further Information:
Professor William Major
Phone: 860.768.4935
Fax: 860.768.5085