College of Arts & Sciences

American Studies Program

Welcome to the American Studies Program

American Studies

The American Studies minor provides a framework within which students from any major can focus their electives and integrated learning component courses on the study of American history, literature, art, music, politics, ideas, and institutions. By using a variety of intellectual perspectives, American Studies minors will develop a fuller and more nuanced understanding of the development and dynamics of the American experience and an interdisciplinary approach to academic study.  Minors must take a minimum of six courses, with at least one from each of the following groups: 1) history, 2) English, and 3) a general group that includes art, music, film, philosophy, political science, and religious studies.