2015-2016 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, fifteen credits from all 3 categories below:

Complete 15 credits from the categories below.  At least one course must be selected from each category: 

Humanities: HUMN 2486, ENGL 2340, ENGL 2370, and ENGL 2420 (as approved by Advisor)

Social Science: ANTH 1350, ANTH 2210, HIST 1410, HIST 1251, HIST 1290, HIST 2290, HIST 2389

Science: BIOL 1205, BIOL 1210, BIOL 1220, BIOL 2450, GEOL 1026, G&R 1050

 

ENGL 2340NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

ENGL 2370WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

ENGL 2420LITERARY GENRES:

3

HUMN 2486WESTERN AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR:

3

HIST 1251WYOMING HISTORY

3

HIST 1290HISTORY OF THE US WEST

3

HIST 1410INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

3

HIST 2290HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIANS

3

HIST 2389HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE AMERICAN WEST

3

ANTH 1350ROCK ART:

2

ANTH 2210NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

3

BIOL 1205FIELD ECOLOGY OF THE WIND RIVERS

1

BIOL 1210WYOMING FLORA

2

BIOL 1220BIRDING

2

BIOL 2450PRINCIPLES OF FISH & WILDLIFE MNGMNT

3

GEOL 1026GEOLOGY OF SOUTHWEST WYOMING

2

G&R 1050INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES

3

 

Total Credit Hours: 15