Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
|General Education Requirements|
|The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.||9|
|Orientation to American Studies, select two units from the following:||2|
|Black Experience I: Ancient Africa to U.S. Antebellum|
|Black Experience II: U.S. Reconstruction to Present|
|Introduction to Africana Literature|
|American History I|
|American History II|
|Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in American History: 1600 to Present|
|African American History|
|Gender in American History, 1800 to Present|
|Survey of US Literature|
|American National Government|
|American Political Development|
|The American Christian Experience|
|The American Jewish Experience|
|Jazz and 20th Century American Music|
|History of Popular Music|
|One AMST unit at the 100 or 200 level||1|
|AMST 301B||American Cultural Traditions (Can be used as an H course)||1|
|AMST 499||Senior Project||1|
|Two units of AMST-prefix or AMST-attribution courses; see Interdisciplinary Areas in Class Search. 1||2|
|Focus Area of four units related to a common theme chosen by the student from at least two academic areas. Can include non-AMST-Prefix courses, and must be approved by program director. 1||4|
Of the two other AMST courses and the four Focus Area courses, at least two should be at the 300-level or above
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.
Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100; ENGL 100 will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C.
A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major or minor requirements, as well as count as a Writing Enhanced course in the Writing requirement. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.
For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”
A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.
|FSEM 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)||1|
|Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World|
|Select five of the following: 2||5|
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
|Personal and Social Responsibility|
|Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course||1|
Cultural Events/Campus Engagement
In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson. These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.
Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.
1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.
Course(s) must equal 1 unit.