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American Studies Minor

The American Studies Program at the University of Idaho students to gain an understanding of U.S. history, society, and cultures, past and present. It centers on courses that promote a multiethnic perspective on the U.S. Students may also examine U.S. experience within the broader context of Canadian and Latin American experience and from an international perspective. With its choice of emphases in history, social science, or American literature, the American Studies program gives students the flexibility to explore a variety of academic fields to widen their knowledge and prepare them for professional life or graduate study.

The University of Idaho does not offer graduate programs in American Studies at this time. For information regarding American Studies graduate programs please visit the American Studies Association Guide to Graduate Programs.

American Studies Minor

  • AMST 301 Interpreting America (3 credits).
  • Five courses numbered 300 or above, pre-approved by the American Studies advisor (15 credits).
  • Courses to total 18 credits for this minor.
  • No course counting toward the American Studies minor can also count for any major.

American Studies is part of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.

Learn about CLASS

Patricia Hart

American Studies Coordinator, American Studies Advisor

337 Administration Building


Contact Info

Physical Address:
337 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Patricia Hart - Coordinator
c/o JAMM - University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443178
Moscow, ID 83844-3178

Phone: 208-885-6012


Web: American Studies


Physical Address:
112 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Interdisciplinary Programs
University of Idaho
Admin. Bldg. 112
P.O. Box 443154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-6426

Fax: 208-885-8964


Web: Interdisciplinary Programs