American Studies Learning Goals and Objectives

  1. Broad, critical knowledge of American cultural history
  2. Capacity to write clear, analytical prose
  3. Ability to read and assess documentary evidence from a variety of written genres
  4. Capacity to compare and integrate knowledge from several disciplinary perspectives
  5. Developed research skills, including handling of primary and secondary sources, library use and online scholarly search tools
  6. Ability to interpret and synthesize the meaning in American culture of a range of material objects
  7. Developed sense of engaged, critical citizenship
  8. Familiar with the importance of American cultural contexts in a global society