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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Studies, MA


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The Master of Arts in American Studies Program consists of 36 credit hours and fulfillment of a foreign language requirement, as follows:

 

Core Curriculum (12 hours)


At least one course must be taken from each of the following:

Study Abroad or Practicum (3 Hours)


Electives (9 hours)


Non-AMST electives or additional AMST courses as approved by the program director (may include up to 6 credits of graduate-level language courses). Students may also use these electives toward the Transnational Concentration.

Capstone (Thesis or Project) (6 hours)


Final project can be applied, creative, or a traditional thesis but must include a literature review or knowledge base element.

Language Requirement


May be met by a proficiency test administered by the department of foreign languages, coursework to FL 2002 at the undergraduate level with a grade of “C” or better, graduate level coursework indicating language proficiency, or equivalent (e.g., study abroad program with a language competency component) as approved by the program director.

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)


Transnational Concentration


The Transnational Concentration is an elective concentration for interested students; students are not required to pursue a specialization in Transnational American Studies.

This concentration consists of 9 elective credit hours in courses with a transnational emphasis, an advanced foreign language requirement, and a study abroad requirement as follows: 

9 Elective Credit Hours: Students shall complete 9 credit hours of graduate-level study in courses beyond the transnational cluster requirement that meet the Transnational course objectives: AMST 7220, AMST 7320, SA 8890, or courses designated as transnational in the course offerings. Courses not previously approved as Transnational in content must be approved by the program director. Students must complete at least six of these credit hours in AMST courses.

Language Requirement: Each student in the Transnational Concentration will pass a 3000-level proficiency test administered by the department of foreign languages, complete a 3000-level language course with a grade of “C” or better, or complete graduate-level coursework indicating language proficiency. Native speakers of languages other than English may apply to the program director for a waiver of this requirement.

Study Abroad Requirement: Each student in the Transnational Concentration shall participate in and receive a grade of “B” or better in an approved graduate-level study abroad program. All graduate-level study abroad courses offered by AMST-affiliated faculty at KSU can fulfill this requirement. Other graduate study abroad courses offered at KSU or by other institutions must be approved by the program director.

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