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Associate of Arts in American Studies Riverside City College


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American Studies examines the American experience from the colonial period of the United States to the present . Students will study, interpret, and evaluate events, cultural products, and trends in American economic, political, and social history as well as in American architecture, art, literature, music, religion, and they will evaluate questions to which there are multiple plausible interpretations . Students pursuing the program in American Studies will enhance their skills in critical thinking and both oral and written communication . The American Studies program prepares students for further study in the English/literature, history, political science, and sociology at a four-year baccalaureate institution and provides an excellent foundation for students interested in administration, communications, law, public service, and teaching .

Program Learning Outcomes

Students possessing an associate degree in American Studies can be expected to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

1. Critically analyze the history, culture, politics and society of the United States.

2 . Interpret American history, culture, politics and society orally and in written form.

3 . Understand of a range of academic disciplines around a core of American history, culture, politics and society.

4 . Describe and analyze of the diversity of the American people as a society of immigrants developing national traditions and culture.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Associate of Arts in American Studies.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

Enrollment Fee: USD $46 per unit; Nonresident Surcharge: USD $265 per unit; Out of Country Surcharge: USD $12 per unit


26 Aug, 18 Feb


Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle Street,



92551, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

Enrollment Fee: USD $46 per unit; Nonresident Surcharge: USD $265 per unit; Out of Country Surcharge: USD $12 per unit


26 Aug, 18 Feb


Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave,



92506, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Student must have a high school and/or college transcript with certified English translation.

Official TOEFL score report of 450 minimum (paper-based test) or 45 minimum (internet-based test); or IELTS score report of 4.5 or completion of UCR IEP 600-level or ELS 109-level.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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