B.A. in American Studies
Minor in American Studies (TU)
Please consult the University Bulletin for degree requirements.
The interdisciplinary major in American studies is designed to
provide students with the opportunity to develop a systematic and
in-depth understanding of American culture. By combining American
studies courses and courses from relevant disciplines (history,
literature, the arts, economics, and the social sciences), students
may explore the relationships of diverse aspects of American life.
Students also are able to pursue their special interests within
American culture by developing an "area of concentration" that
provides a specific focus for much of the work completed in
fulfillment of major requirements.
In addition to introducing students to the field of American
studies, the major is designed to help students refine their
fundamental intellectual skills, especially their writing and
speaking skills. Skills of this sort will serve the student well
long after many specific facts, postulates, and theories have been
forgotten. In short, the American Studies program seeks to prepare human generalists - individuals who possess those basic qualities
so necessary for leadership in a rapidly changing world.