Sample Degree Pathway for American Studies - Thematic Option


For students who entered fall 2012 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing I 3
MATH.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Math Req. (MATH.1110/1510 recommended)
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab
4
xxxx.xxxx Beginning Language I
3
HIST.1110/1120 U.S. History
3
FAHS.1090 First Year Seminar2 1
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing II 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab 4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)
3
xxxx.xxxx Beginning Language II 3
SOCI.1010 Introduction to Sociology
3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Art/Humanities) 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science) 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Art/Humanities) 3
xxxx.xxxx Intermediate Language I 3
ENGL.2820 American Literary Traditions
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
AMST/ENGL.2480 Values in American Culture
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science) 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science (non-lab) 3
xxxx.xxxx Intermediate Language II
3
xxxx.xxxx Research Methods Course
3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
Course # Course Name Cr.
xxxx.3/4xxx AS Thematic Course1 3
xxxx.3/4xxx American Content Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.3/4xxx AS Thematic Course1 3
xxxx.3/4xxx AS Thematic Course1 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Art/Humanities)
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.3/4xxx AS Thematic Course1 3
AMST.4010/4910 Am. Studies Seminar3/Directed Study in American Studies 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.3/4xxx AS Thematic Course1
3
xxxx.xxxx AS Thematic Course1 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

Students must take 36-45 credits within the major, with at least 15 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Refer to the General Education website for General Education requirements.

Students may fulfill the Ethics category of the General Education program through the major by taking AMST/ENGL.2480 Values in American Culture or by taking another approved ethics course. For the diversity category, students may take any course that carries a diversity designation that is not counted toward the major. 

1Students following the Thematic Option choose their AS Thematic courses from two disciplines and take 12 credits at the 3000 level or above (six credits from each discipline). A list of approved courses is available through the student's SiS account, on the American Studies website, or from the coordinator.
2Required for entering freshmen.
3Students may take Research Methods in any of the following subjects: Psychology, History, Sociology, or Political Science.

A list of courses fulfilling the interdisciplinary elective requirement is available through the student's SiS account, on the American Studies website, or from the coordinator.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Last updated: 12/06/2016