As an American studies major, you’ll explore what it means to be an American in a historical and global context. Study literature, history, politics and art, gaining a diversity of perspectives that will help you understand the ever-evolving American experience. You’ll graduate with the ability to think critically, globally and democratically, and to communicate persuasively — valuable skills in any field.

American Studies Learning Goals

  1. Articulate key concepts and events in American cultural history and their global impact
  2. Demonstrate the ability to write clear analytical prose
  3. Demonstrate capacity to compare ideas and material objects from different disciplinary perspectives
  4. Develop research skills, including handling of primary and secondary sources, library use, and online scholarly search tools