Liberal Arts and Sciences – American Studies Concentration


Purpose and Content

  • The American Studies Concentration is an interdisciplinary program that includes topics pertaining to the United States from the perspectives of history, social sciences, and the humanities.

Transfer and Career Opportunities

  • This program prepares students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in American Studies, American History, Political Science, and Pre-Law Studies. It also provides the foundations for pursuing careers in public policy and affairs, government service, and public service fields.

Advisement Notes

Key Courses in Common Core

  • I.A. EN101 and EN102
  • I.B. Math/Quant Reasoning
  • I.C. Life & Physical Sciences
  • II.A. World Cultures/Global Issues: HI181
  • II.B. U.S. Experience/Diversity: ANTH140, HI125, HI126, HI127, HI128, HI129, HI135, HI136, PLSC101, PLSC180
  • II.C. Creative Expression: AR316, SP471, SP472
  • II.D. Individual and Society: CRIM101, PHIL165, SOCY101, SOCY240
  • II.E. Scientific World

Suggested First Semester

CoursePathways DesignationCredits
EN 101 I.A 3
MA or Lab Science I.B or I.C 3
HI 127 II.B 3
SOCY 101 II.D 3
Scientific World Course II.E 3

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.