American Studies


Overview & Academics

The Liberal Studies program is ideal for students who wish to explore topics that are not explored by traditional majors. The student may design a multidisciplinary major around an area or chose from one of three pre-approved areas: Communication, American Studies, and International Studies.

 

Career Options

Social Services Human Relations Officers
Public Relations Personnel
Urban Planner/City Manager
Non-profit Organizational Director
Copywriter
Medical Communications Trainer
Advertising Account Executive

 

Department Contact

Chad C. Ross, Ph.D.
Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
University of Missouri
(252) 985-5269
cross@ncwc.edu

Major Requirements
Lower Level Courses- choose 12 semester hours from: ART 101; ENG 203, 204; HIS 101, 111; HUM 102, POL 112, 211 or SOC 111.

Upper Level Courses- choose 18 semester hours from: ENG 214, 424, 425; HIS 301, 314, 218, 370, 410; POL 300, 301, 302, 400, 410; REL 309; SOC 340, 355, 400. Required Seminar LIB 499.

American Studies Area: Lower Level Courses: choose 12 semester hours from: ART 101; ENG 203, 204; HIS 101, 111, 210; HUM 102; POL 112, 211 or SOC 111. Choose 18 hours from: ENG 314, 424, 425; HIS 301, 314, 318, 370, 410; REL 309, SOC 355, 400, OR 495. Required Seminar LIB 499.

Minor Requirements
No minor available

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Laboratory Requirement 1
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
Ethics Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level  Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
LIB 499 Liberal Studies Capstone 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
International Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15