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

Gender, Sexuality and Identity Workshop

Wednesday, September 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
360 Stephens Hall Conference Room

In partnership with the Gender Equity Resource Center, we would like to invite you to our first fall workshop, 'Gender, Sexuality and Identity.'  We look forward to discussing how our classrooms engage an understanding of the breadth and depth of gender diversity.  Please join us! Refreshments will be provided.  

We're Hiring: AC Undergraduate Reporter

Are you interested in getting paid to research what's new in AC? Do you have strong writing skills and experience with social media sites? If not, do you know someone who does? The AC Center is currently hiring an Undergraduate Reporter for the 2015-16 year...Read More

ACES in the News: Music 74AC/139AC

Rapping in Mandarin, Berkeley undergrad Vanessa Guo shared the stage with her teenage collaborator, Miyosha, and Sacramento State student Juanita Greene at a lively, outdoor talent showcase last weekend in Richmond. The trio co-wrote the music and lyrics for “Dance with Me,” a hip-hop track about...Read More