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 choose 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

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 314, 424, 425
HIS 301, 314, 318, 370, 410
POL 300, 301, 302, 400, 410
REL 309
SOC 355, 400, OR 495
Required Seminar LIB 499

Minor Requirements
No minor available

American Studies Faculty

Chad C. Ross, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
252.985.5269
cross@ncwc.edu