2014-2015 Catalog

Western American Studies Certificate

This academic certificate program offers intensive, concentrated study of authors, themes, and literary and cinematic genres of particular importance in regional studies. It offers students experience in research-based, analytical and expository writing. Courses required for certificate completion are delivered via non-traditional and traditional means, and this certificate can be completed entirely online.

The Western American Studies Certificate can augment the studies and meet the needs of a diverse group of students, including degree-seeking transfer students, outreach students, and state, regional and national students who seek to concentrate on areas of western regional emphasis for personal or professional reasons.

Degree Requirements

To receive this academic certificate, students must complete, with a grade of C or better, five of the following six courses:

ENGL 2370WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

HUMN 2486WESTERN AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR:

3

ENGL 2470FILM APPRECIATION

3

LITERARY GENRES:

ENGL 2420LITERARY GENRES:

3

ENGL 2340NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

ENGL 2390LITERATURE OF WYOMING

3

Complete 5 of the 6 courses above (15 credits) or complete four of the above courses and one approved elective, selected from the following:

ANTH 1100, 1200, 1250, 1300, BIOL 1210, 1220, 2310, 2410; G&R 1000, 1050; GEOL 1100, 1200; HIST 1251, 1290, 1340, 1410, 2290

C or better required in above courses to earn certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 15