History 124AC
Anthropology 160AC
Ethnic Studies 41 AC
Education 186AC
Sociology 3AC
ESPM 50AC
ACES
Art W23AC

Welcome to American Cultures

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.


Updates and Events     

AC Student Research Prize
Deadline: April 13th

Are you an undergraduate student who has taken an AC course? Do you have a research paper from this course that you are particularly fond of? If so, or if you know someone who should apply, consider submitting an application to the AC Student Research Prize for the chance to win a $1,000 award and to have the essay published on our EScholarship site.

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AC Innovation in Teaching Award
Deadline: April 13th

Faculty who have developed creative and innovative teaching tools within an AC course, and/or who have contributed to the overall quality of the AC learning environment are highly encouraged to apply for this award. Awardees will receive $2500.

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