American Studies

American Studies, Media and Languages, and Philosophy, Humanities and Arts are Areas of Emphasis degrees for the AA—meaning if a student takes a certain number of units in any of these transfer categories of classes they will get a degree in these larger major areas. These are not particular programs but might be worth continuing to include so students know their options. It is distinct from an ADT because there are no required courses, just an accumulation of units, and the AA degree requires a physical education/health science class while the ADT does not.

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American Studies
Major Units
see catalog
Typical Time to Completion
2 years
Program Requirements

If you are interested in Language and Humanities, you can explore other instructional pathways in Language and Humanities.