American Cultures GE

No matter where you choose to go on your educational path at San José State University, no matter what career(s) you pursue after you graduate, studying the histories, cultures, structures, myths, and ideas of “America” from precolonial times to the present will benefit you.

The year-long, 12-unit American Cultures course sequence is comprised of AMS 1A: American Cultures to 1877 and AMS1B: American Cultures 1877 to Present.*

The sequence explores American cultures through political, literary, artistic, economic and social development. Students investigate American values, ideas and institutions from popular culture as well as from more traditional sources.

Completion of the full sequence satisfies GE Areas C1,2; D2,3; U.S. History, U.S. Constitution and California Government US1,2,3.

*Scroll down to the bottom of the linked page for course descriptions.

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Image of SJSU Spartan LogoFunie Hsu
Assistant Professor, Coordinator (Liberal Studies)
Clark Hall 420D