American Studies Minor

American Studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the meaning(s) of American culture. "But why would I take a minor in American studies," you ask? Good question. First, an American studies minor on your degree signals that you have a broad understanding of many of the issues that confront Americans on a daily basis, and that you have engaged these issues critically and in some depth. It is also an opportunity to explore ideas and interests that you may not have considered otherwise. As you will see in the course catalogue (pages 250-251), American studies just requires 19 credits in any combination from a broad range of disciplines, including Art, Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, and others.

The sole required course, ENG 117: Essentials in American Studies, is a course designed to help you makes connections between the knowledge's you have developed or will develop over the course of your studies at Molloy. The only other requirement is a CORE course that has to be on a topic that is relevant for American studies, which is broadly defined.

  • Sponsoring department: English Molloy Program of Study Code: AMSMI
  • American Studies

For more information, contact Mark James, Professor of English, Director of the American Studies Minor at 516.323.3269,

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