This graduate certificate is a multi-disciplinary inquiry into the history, literature, art, politics, religion, sociology and culture of the United States from its origins to the present. This interdisciplinary approach to culture and society is valuable not only as part of a general liberal arts education but is of particular importance in our increasingly multicultural society. This certificate exposes students to the foundations of American history and culture with particular attention to issues of race, gender, class and the formation of American identity. Primary and secondary sources are taken from multimedia from historical archives to modern film to advertising to architectural objects to performance art. Students will further develop their graduate level analytic and writing abilities as well as their advanced research skills.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
This certificate is delivered through online courses and is billed at the non-MBA rate.
Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses (LACS 6050 and LACS 6055) and some suggested electives, are listed in the table below. Students should work with their advisor to determine the appropriate electives and enrollment sequencing.
|LACS 6050||Seminar in American Studies||3|
|LACS 6055||American Studies: Theories & Methods||3|
|One elective in American culture, arts and history such as:||3|
|American History Culture & the Arts|
|Culture of the Jazz Age|
|Plus one elective in American racial and ethnic diversity or American gender and sexuality such as:||3|
|Race and Gender in US History since the Civil War|
|Diagnosing Desire: Gender & Medicine in US History|
|Women & Humor|
|American Women Writers|