Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in the American Experience (AMEXPMIN)Department of American Studies

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The Minor in The American Experience provides domestic and international undergraduate students with a rigorous introduction to research on the richness, diversity and specificity of the society and the cultures of the United States. Students will develop the ability to discuss and analyze the experience of diverse communities leading to the formation of current American society, with its specific institutions, social practices, socio-cultural tensions, cultural sensibilities, world views, public discourses and/or art forms.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
  2. Intermediate course. One (1) course:
  3. Advanced courses. Three (3) courses:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.