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Programs offered:
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.




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