2023-24 Academic Catalog Page
Advisor: Mischa Hooker
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 provides 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 (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 online on the Registrar's Office forms page.
Take 12 credits from:
||Intro to Africana Studies
||Communication & Social Relationships
||U.S. Economic History*
||American Rhetoric and Culture of the U.S.
||Multicultural Literature of the U.S.
||Intro to African-American Lit
||Modern American Poetry
||Historical Geography of North America
||Rocky Mountain Geology
||Rethinking American History, to 1877
||Rethinking American History, 1877-Present
||American Film History & Theory
||Culture & History of Media
||Music in American History
||African American Music
||American Government - National
||Identity in American Politics
||The Legal System
||American Foreign Policy
||American Political Participation
||The American Presidency
||Constitutional Law I*
||Psychology & Law*
||Inequality in America
||Native North America*
||Masculinity in American Culture*
*Courses denoted with a star (*) are only appropriate for students with advanced study in this area and require permission of the department.
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 12 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.