Exploring the many facets of the American experience challenges our students to take an interdisciplinary approach in examining United States culture, politics, religion, literature and society.

American Studies Mission

The American studies minor is an interdisciplinary program whose central mission is the study of the multifaceted character of the U.S. from a variety of intellectual perspectives: cultural, political, religious, philosophical, sociological, literary and historical. Students examine key aspects of American experience — including the arts, work, leisure, family, gender, race and ethnicity. Drawing on various disciplines, students will come to understand and integrate the methodologies and questions of the field.