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 in 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.
FRIENDS OF AC IN THE NEWS
Professor Griff Rollefson- Music 26AC- From 'Beat Street' to Berkeley
American Sport, Culture, and Education- 75AC- GOALBALL!
“As Coordinator of the Fitness-For-All program, a project to institutionalize fitness and sports programs for the disability community, the ACES program has been crucial to starting up new inclusive sporting opportunities that engage academic learning with sports. The ACES model allowed our campus to offer, for the first time, the inclusive game of Goalball; A version of soccer for both sighted and non-sighted participants that engages the sport with learning disability and sports theory while also serving the community.” -Matt Grigorieff