American Studies is a broad interdisciplinary major in which students explore the people, places and cultural artifacts of the United States.
As American Studies majors, students examine American culture and society using approaches and methods from several different disciplines. American Studies majors typically take courses in History, English, Sociology, Communications, Political Science, Economics, Fine Arts, and Religion among others. The wide range of courses utilized by students to structure their studies enable them to explore ideas and concepts across several disciplines and methodologies.
True to the Liberal Arts tradition, students have the opportunity to draw upon the strengths of faculty in several departments. A major in American Studies is often paired with another major such as History, Education, Political Science, Fine Arts or Communication.
Graduates from this program have entered careers in museums, law, public administration, teaching, marketing and journalism. The American Studies Program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Major Requirements & Course Descriptions
To review American Studies program requirements and course offerings, please visit our College Catalog (Hill Book).
- Elizabeth Belanger, History
- Linzy Brekke-Aloise, History
- Corey Dolgon, Sociology
- Todd Gernes, History
- Shane Maddock, History
- Akira Motomura, Economics
- Robert R. Rodgers, Political Science
- John Rodrigue, History
- Laura Scales, English