American Studies

Interdisciplinary Requirements

A minimum of thirty-six units in American Studies is required. To ensure a wide exploration of the American Experience, at least three upper division courses must be taken in the humanities (literature, philosophy, art) and three in the social sciences (history, political science, sociology, economics).

Business

BUS 4Business Foundations and Analysis

3

BUS 5Business Law I

3

BUS 92Business Ethics

3

BUS 106Business Law II

3

BUS 133Money Politics and Business

3

BUS 140Women's Issues in Business and Economics

3

BUS 160Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 161Principles of Advertising

3

BUS 184Organizational Behavior

3

BUS 185Principles of Management

3

BUS 194Consumer Behavior

3

English

ENG 20Great Works in American Literature

3

ENG 26Literature of the American West

3

ENG 108The News Media

3

ENG 120Great Works in American Literature

3

ENG 126The American Experience

3

ENG 129Ethnic Literatures of America

3

ENG 146American Literature: 1914 to Present

3

ENG 145American Literature: Beginnings to 1914

3

ENG 164American Drama

3

History

HIS 6American Cultural History

3

HIS 106American Cultural History

3

HIS 171The United States From Colony to Republic 1607-1800

3

HIS 173The United States in the 19th Century

3

HIS 175The U.S. in the 20th Century

3

HIS 178Diplomatic History of the United States

3

HIS 179Constitutional History of the United States

3

HIS 180Current Constitutional History

3

HIS 181Modern Presidential History

3

HIS 184Radicalism and Dissent

3

HIS 185AAfrican American History: American Slavery 1619-1865

3

HIS 185BAfrican American History: Emancipation To the Modern Era

3

HIS 185CRace and Racism in American Life and Thought

3

HIS 186Gender in American Life and Thought

3

HIS 188California History

3

Philosophy

PHI 92Introduction to Business Ethics

3

PHI 134American Philosophy

3

PHI 162Philosophy and Native Cultures

3

PHI 165Philosophy of Law

3

PHI 168AContemporary Moral Problems

3

PHI 168BBioethics

3

PHI 170Social and Political Philosophy

3

PHI 174Philosophy of Art

3

PHI 175Philosophy of Film

3

PHI 176Philosophy of Literature

3

PHI 179Women and Values

3

Political Science

POL 1American Government and Institutions

3

POL 5Business Law

3

POL 105Advanced Business Law

3

POL 107Criminal Law

3

POL 109Individual Rights

3

POL 116Democracy and Democratic Theory

3

POL 125U.S Foreign Policy

3

POL 137Ethnic Conflict and Civil War

3

POL 170U.S. Party Politics

3

POL 171Presidents and Personality

3

POL 175ASelected Topics in the American Political Structure

3

POL 175BSelected Topics in the American Political Structure

3

POL 176Public Policy

3

POL 179California Politics

3

POL 180State and Local Government

3

POL 186Introduction to Public Administration

3

POL 191Internship

3

Psychology

PSY 110Gender Issues in Psychology

3

PSY 128Adulthood and Aging

3

PSY 139Child Abuse and Family Violence

3

PSY 144Psychology of Prejudice

3

PSY 145Social Psychology

3

PSY 148Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 151Divorce and Remarriage

3

PSY 185Psychology of Law

3

PSY 186Violence Against Women

3

Sociology

SOC 104The Family

3

SOC 110Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 111Criminology

3

SOC 112Medical Sociology

3

SOC 125Media Anthropology

3

SOC 135Mass Media

3

SOC 160Diversity in Society

3

SOC 161Dynamics of Majority-Minority Relations

3

SOC 175Urban Sociology

3

SOC 180Social Stratification and Human Rights

3

SOC 189Gerontology

3

SOC 190Social Change and Human Rights

3

SOC 191Social Movements

3

SOC 195Sociology of Religion

3

Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including Modern Language requirement. At least 15 upper division American Studies units must be completed at MSMU.

Courses are described in the respective departmental listings.

Total Credit Hours: 36