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Skidmore College
American Studies Department


The American Studies minor consists of five courses totaling a minimum of 18 credit hours, including:

  1. AM 101 - Introduction to American Studies (varies by topic and instructor). A required course to be taken by the end of the sophomore year if possible and recommended as a prerequisite for upper-level courses but not a formal requirement. (Must be completed at Skidmore).
  2. AM 221 - American Studies: Methods and Approaches; and
  3. three additional American Studies courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 level.

An interested student should apply to the department chair for acceptance as an American Studies minor and for assignment to a faculty advisor, who will work with the student to devise a minor program suited to his or her interests and needs. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 average in minor courses and must file a declaration of minor form with the registrar's office before the beginning of their last semester at Skidmore.

Note: 300-level courses in American Studies are not ordinarily open to first-year students except by permission of the instructor.

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