History 124AC
Anthropology 160AC
Ethnic Studies 41 AC
Education 186AC
Sociology 3AC
Art W23AC

Welcome to American Cultures

The ground breaking American Cultures (AC) undergraduate education requirement, also known as 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 AC requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity and cultures 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.

Updates and Events

Integrative Biology 190 & the Wikipedia Project

This Spring, Professor Leslea Hlusko worked with with eleven undergraduate students to develop student projects for her American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) course Integrative Biology (IB) 35AC 'Human Biological Variation.'  With funding and support from the University of California Berkeley’s American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program and the WikiEdu Foundation, Professor Hlusko and undergraduates in Integrative Biology 190 developed a month-long project that students in IB 35AC will participate in through their discussion sections starting in the fall of 2016. Each discussion section will edit a Wikipedia article about a topic related to the class.  Read More...