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2017-2018 College Catalog
Tulsa Community College
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Liberal Arts AA, American Studies Option

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Program Description

The field of American Studies integrates knowledge and critical perspectives from disciplines across the Liberal Arts  –  including history, political science, sociology, religion, and the humanities  –  to refine students’ understanding of the diverse cultural perspectives and practices that shape American culture.  Along with offering them opportunities to grow as critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and effective speakers, writers, and researchers, an American Studies degree readies students for further study in a bachelor’s program or higher.  American Studies graduates are well-prepared for careers in education, law, government service, social work, journalism, business, and more.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Identify significant American events, ideas, and cultural products.
  • Communicate in writing and speaking.
  • Integrate information and insights on American culture from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
  • Express the value of the histories, cultures, and identities that contribute to American pluralism.
  • Discuss American culture, politics, and history in a global context.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Liberal Arts, American Studies Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 25

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

Controlled Electives 15 hours

(Any course not taken from the specialized course requirements may be taken as a controlled elective.)

Total Credit Hours: 61

To receive an A. A. or A. S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical Education activity courses do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

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