Courses

Courses

Course Load

As many as 12 of the credits required for the master’s degree may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The courses to be double counted are:

AM ST 491W (two seminars on different topics)—6 credits during the student’s fourth (senior) year
AM ST 500—3 credits during the student’s fourth (senior) year
AM ST 591—3 credits during the student’s fifth year

With the approval of the student’s adviser, students may take American Studies courses from the 100 to 400 levels at Penn State campuses other than Harrisburg, but 500-level courses must be taken at the Harrisburg campus.

Sample Sequence of Coursework

A typical sequence of coursework for the integrated program would appear as follows (AM ST 491W, AM ST 500, and AM ST 591 are applied to both undergraduate and graduate degree programs):

YEAR

FALL

SPRING

 

3rd (Junior)

AM ST 100

3

AM ST supporting course

3

 

AM ST supporting course

3

400-level AM ST course

3

 

BA Requirement: Other Cultures

3

400-level AM ST course

3

 

BA Requirement: Knowledge Domain

3

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Elective

3

 

Total

15

Total

15

4th (Senior)

AM ST 491W*

3

AM ST 491W*

3

 

400-level AM ST course

3

400 level AM ST course

3

 

400-level AM ST supporting course

3

AM ST 500*

3

 

Elective

3

500 level AM ST course

3

 

Elective

3

Elective

3

 

Total

15

Total

15

5th (Graduate)

500-level AM ST course

3

500-level AM ST course

3

 

500-level AM ST course

3

AM ST 580 or AM ST 600

3-6

 

500-level AM ST course

3

AM ST 591*

3

 

Total

9

Total

9-12

*Satisfies requirements for both the undergraduate and graduate program for a total of 12 credits

As stated in the Graduate Bulletin, a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for work done at the University is required for graduation and to maintain good academic standing. See http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/whitebook/degree_requirements.cfm?section=masters.


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