The Minor

The American Studies minor retains the breadth and flexibility of the major. It gives students an opportunity to complement their major in another discipline with an in-depth, thoughtful study of American society and culture.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 28 units including the following:

  • The Gateway seminar, AMSTUD 160, Perspectives on American Identity
  • History and Institutions: at least two courses from item 2 under major requirements
  • Literature, Culture and the Arts: at least two courses from item 3 under major requirements
  • Comparative Race and Ethnicity: at least one course from item 4 under major requirements

Additional electives may be found on the Courses tab on this site and/or the Bulletin under American Studies.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. No course which counts toward the minor can also count toward a student's major.

Declaring the American Studies Minor

Apply for the Minor through AXESS.

Make an appointment with Academic Services Administrator, Amy Potemski (apotemski@stanford.edu), to develop your study plan.