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American studies

American Studies

The American Studies Program at the University of Idaho is an interdisciplinary program offering both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as a minor. Those majoring in American Studies have a choice of three emphases:
The University of Idaho does not offer graduate programs in American Studies at this time. For information regarding American Studies graduate programs please visit the American Studies Association Guide to Graduate Programs.


Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), general L&S requirements for the B.A. degree or B.S. degree, and:

  • AmSt 201, Introduction to Ethnic Studies, and AmSt 301, Interpreting America (normally, one course each semester will be offered - see adviser), and a three credit designated upper-division American Studies course or a three credit capstone course in a major area of emphasis
  • Completion of a major areas of emphasis


  • AmSt 301 Interpreting America (3 cr)
  • Six courses numbered 300 or above, chosen from the emphasis lists under the American Studies major (18 cr) Note: No course used toward an American Studies minor may also be used toward any major.