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American Studies

Interdisciplinary Electives

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 4
  • Business Foundations & Analysis (3,3)
  • BUS 92/PHI 92
  • Intro to Business Ethics (3)
  • BUS 133
  • Money, Politics and Business (3)
  • BUS 140
  • Women's Issues in Business & Economics (3)
  • BUS 160
  • Principles of Marketing (3)
  • BUS 161
  • Principles of Advertising (3)
  • BUS 184
  • Organizational Behavior (3)
  • BUS 185
  • Principles of Management (3)
  • BUS 194
  • Consumer Behavior (3)

English

  • ENG 20/120
  • Great Works of American Literature (3)
  • ENG 26
  • Literature of the American West (3)
  • ENG 108
  • The News Media (3)
  • ENG 126
  • The American Experience (3)
  • ENG 129
  • Ethnic Literatures of America (3)
  • ENG 145
  • American Literature: Beginnings to 1914 (3)
  • ENG 146
  • American Literature: 1914 to Present (3)
  • ENG 164
  • American Drama (3)

History

  • HIS 171
  • The United States from Colony to Republic, 1607-1800 (3)
  • HIS 173
  • The United States in the 19th Century (3)
  • HIS 175
  • The United States in the 20th Century (3)
  • HIS 178
  • Diplomatic History of the U. S. (3)
  • HIS 179
  • Constitutional History of the U. S. (3)
  • HIS 180
  • Current Constitutional History (3)
  • HIS 181
  • Modern Presidential History (3)
  • HIS 185A
  • African American History: American Slavery, 1619-1865 (3)
  • HIS 185B
  • African American History: From Slavery to Civil Rights 1865-1965 (3)
  • HIS 185C/185CH
  • Race and Racism in American Life and Thought (3)
  • HIS 186/186H
  • Gender in American Life and Thought (3)
  • HIS 188
  • California History (3)
  • HIS 190
  • Major Issues in United States Women’s History (3)

Philosophy

  • PHI 92
  • Introduction to Business Ethics (3)
  • PHI 134
  • American Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 162
  • Philosophy and Native Cultures (3)
  • PHI 165
  • Philosophy and Law (3)
  • PHI 168A
  • Contemporary Moral Problems (3)
  • PHI 168B
  • Bioethics (3)
  • PHI 170
  • Social and Political Philosophy (3)
  • PHI 174
  • Aesthetics (3)
  • PHI 175
  • Philosophy of Film (3)
  • PHI 176
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • PHI 179
  • Women and Values (3)

Political Science

  • POL 1
  • American Government & Institutions (3)
  • POL 5
  • Business Law (3)
  • POL 108
  • American Constitutional Law (3)
  • POL 109
  • Individual Rights (3)
  • POL 116
  • Democracy and Democratic Theory (3)
  • POL 125
  • Foreign Relations of the U. S. (3)
  • POL 170
  • American Party Politics (3)
  • POL 171H
  • Presidents and Personalities (3)
  • POL 175AB
  • Selected Topics in the American Political Structure (3,3)
  • POL 176
  • Public Policy (3)
  • POL 178
  • Sacramento Legislative Seminar(1)
  • POL 189
  • California Politics (3)
  • POL 180
  • State and Local Government (3)
  • POL 186
  • Intro to Public Administration (3)
  • POL 191
  • Internship in Government Service (3)

Psychology

  • PSY 110
  • Gender Issues in Psychology (3)
  • PSY 128
  • Adulthood and Aging (3)
  • PSY 139
  • Child Abuse and Family Violence (3)
  • PSY 144
  • Psychology of Prejudice (3)
  • PSY 145
  • Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 148
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
  • PSY 151
  • Divorce and Remarriage (3)
  • PSY 185
  • Psychology of Law (3)
  • PSY 186
  • Violence Against Women (3)

Sociology

  • SOC 104
  • The Family (3)
  • SOC 110
  • Deviant Behavior: Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • SOC 111
  • Deviant Behavior: Criminology (3)
  • SOC 112
  • Medical Sociology (3)
  • SOC 125
  • Comparative Social Structures (3)
  • SOC 135
  • Communication: Mass Media (3)
  • SOC 161
  • Dynamics of Majority-Minority Relations (3)
  • SOC 175
  • Urban Sociology (3)
  • SOC 180
  • Social Stratification (3)
  • SOC 189
  • Sociology of Aging (3)
  • SOC 190
  • Social Change (3)
  • SOC 191
  • Social Movements (3)
  • SOC 195
  • Sociology of Religion (3)

Total Units in American Studies: 36

Plus general studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including foreign language requirement.  At least 15 upper division American Studies units must be completed at MSMC.

The Minor in American Studies

A minimum of six courses that meet the American Studies criteria described above. 

Courses are described in the respective departmental listings.