Why Choose the American Studies Minor?
The American Studies minor allows students to more fully understand the American experience. By studying the history, arts philosophy, religious expression, and literature of American culture, American students come to more fully understand their own rich cultural heritage. Likewise, international students may develop a more complete understanding of American history, attitudes, and culture. As with any liberal arts curriculum, the American Studies minor trains students to think critically about concepts. In the process of acquiring this broad knowledge base, students will become cultural and social critics, increasing their ability to recognize and analyze current cultural problems and issues.
This American Studies minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.
Also, 50% of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
Advisor: Dr. James Walker
Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Dr./JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280