The Certificate in American Studies is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of History, and is aimed primarily at students who will be at CSU for only a limited time. The requirements may be completed in one semester. The certificate is intended to provide students with a variety of perspectives on American culture, society, and history and to aid them in their understanding of a varied and complex civilization. To this end, students may choose from a variety of academic fields including history, literature, politics, popular culture, society, and the visual arts.
Students wishing to earn a Certificate in American Studies must complete 15 or 16 credit hours in approved American Studies courses (list available upon request) in at least three disciplines. No more than 8 credits may be taken at the 100/200 level.
Students are urged to consult with the Undergraduate Director or Chair in the Department of History to develop a plan of study.While the courses listed below are offered regularly, they are not offered every semester. When appropriate, other courses such as special topics courses may be taken with permission from the chair of the department concerned.