Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person

Studying the Humanities offers many opportunities to enrich your life and provide contextual understanding to the world we live in, empowering you to use your degree to bring about positive change in your community.

For students who want to explore American society, politics, and culture, Warner Pacific offers an American Studies minor.

The specific disciplines of the Humanities such as Communications, Drama, English, the Fine Arts, History, and Philosophy explore the human experience with scholarly and practical opportunities for learning. As an American Studies minor, you will delve into how American history and culture influence the global worldview, how those values shape the political landscape, and what it means to be an engaged citizen in American society.

By exploring the country’s past, present, and future, students learn to communicate effectively while navigating the complex socio-political landscape in America and understanding its impact on the world.


Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2 American Studies Major

32 credits (minimum): 15 credits in residence, 12 credits upper division. Required:

HIS 485 Historiography 3
HUM 391/392 Humanities Internship 2-5
27 credits from the following:
EC 203 Economics 3
EN 245/345 Urban Literature 3
EN 325 Rogues and Rebels: Survey of Literature in English 1600 to 1815 3
OR EN 326 Romantics to Realists: Survey of Literature in English from 1815 to Present 3
OR COMM/EN 450 Ethical Theory for Writing and Reading 3
HIS 206 Strangers Among Us: U.S. Immigration and Borderlands 3
HIS 207 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: American Presidency 3
HIS 208 U.S. History Through Film 3
HIS 260 History of Religion in the U.S. 3
HIS 306 Seminar in U.S. History 3
HIS 340 Ethnic Relations in America 3
HIS/URB 370 History of the American City 3
PS 201 Intro to Politics and American Government 3
PS 315 Governing States and Communities 3


An American Studies minor provides added value to many degree areas, including business, education, criminal justice, and social sciences. Students will also benefit from this minor if they choose to pursue graduate studies in law, history, philosophy, or any other humanities field. . Graduates are well prepared for employment in government or non-profit organizations, education, or business.

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