History 124AC
Anthropology 160AC
College Writing 192AC
Ethnic Studies 41 AC
Education 186AC
Ethnic Studies 21AC
School of Journalism 102AC
Sociology 3AC
RS 173AC
PH 150E
LS 180AC
GSE 182
Art W23AC

Welcome to American Cultures

The American Cultures Center

In 1989, UC Berkeley adopted the ground breaking American Cultures (AC) undergraduate education requirement. Courses meeting the AC requirement can be found in more than forty departments and programs across the UC Berkeley campus. As well as being the one course that all undergraduate students at Cal need to take and pass in order to graduate, the requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity and culture of the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American Culture.

The AC Center also provides a unique environment for the development of student and faculty programs and welcomes opportunities to collaborate with campus academic partners, student based organizations and community partners. Such opportunities include the development of engaged scholarship programs, campus wide events, and video outreach projects.

AC News and Events

Inaugural ACES 'Impact Award', Deadline 9/19

The American Cultures Center (AC) is pleased to announce the first 'Impact Award' for ACES. This award is intended to strengthen existing community engaged scholarship projects and harness collective expertise to maximize impact recognizing that our university can best address complex challenges by transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines.  Recipients of the Impact Award will receive funds of $10,000.  Click here for an application

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