Assistant Director, Office of International Student Life
American Culture Exploration (ACE) is designed for international students who come to Augustana College for one year. The purpose of ACE is to acknowledge international students who desire to focus their academic career on the study of culture in the United States.
By following a curriculum with various interdisciplinary options, ACE will provide students the opportunity to develop a more thorough understanding of American culture.
International students who spend one year on campus come through various institutional programs such as (Fulbright, Swedish-American Foundation) and exchange agreements (Uppsala, Kobe City University). After satisfactory completion of the following requirements, these students will receive an acknowledgement verifying their successful completion of the ACE curriculum.
- International students must successfully complete ENGL 110, a 4-credit course specifically designed for international students.
- A minimum of 12 additional credits taken from the approved list of courses.
- Complete 2 semesters and one J-term (one full year) of coursework in good standing and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
- Application to receive the ACE curriculum must be completed no later than the conclusion of J-Term.
Applications are available in the Office of the Registrar, Founders Hall.
Take twelve credits from:
||Intro to Africana Studies
||Communication & Social Relationships
||U.S. Economic History*
||Amer Rhetoric and Culture
||Multicult Writers of US
||Intro to African-American Lit
||Modern American Poetry
||Historic Geog North America
||Rocky Mountain Geology
||Rethink Amer Hist, to 1877
||Rethink Amer Hist, 1877-Present
||American Film History & Theory
||Culture & History of Media
||Music in American History
||Afriacan American Music
||American Government - National
||Identity American Politics
||The Legal System
||American Foreign Policy
||American Political Partcipation
||The American Presidency
||Constitutional Law I*
||Psychology & Law*
||Masculinity American Culture*
*Courses denoted with a star (*) are only appropriate for students with advanced study in this area and require permission of the department.
Please note that not all classes are offered every year and students should begin planning for their courses as soon as they arrive on campus. Students may petition for substitutions to the requirements listed in the twelve additional credits by petitioning the Committee on Advanced Standing and Degrees. The petition must be submitted prior to the student's registration time and prior to the program application deadline noted above.
For a complete list of the college policies and guidelines about experiential minors, see the catalog section on Organization of the Curriculum.