Courses outside the Department Eligible for Concentration Credit
In addition to the courses offered and cross-listed by the American Studies Department, concentrators are encouraged to explore offerings in other departments and at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). They may use those courses to fulfill concentration requirements with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Many times focus courses are found in other departments.
To be eligible for concentration credit courses outside the Department must be upper-level (i.e. designed primarily for third and fourth year students) and must pertain to U.S. society and culture or be comparative. There are, however, a few exceptions to both rules, which is why it is important always to consult with the Concentration Advisor when choosing courses.
A maximum of four courses outside the American Studies department (and not given by faculty who have joint appointments in American Studies) may be counted toward the concentration. This includes credits transferred from study abroad programs.