American Studies

When we say “it’s only natural” to do something, we often mean “it’s only cultural.” American Studies is a program designed to play with ideas that help us figure out why we act like Americans. Students learn about the United States by using a variety of disciplinary studies such as history, literature, art, music, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics. American Studies investigates the cultural patterns that affect and reflect the ideas, ideals, and institutions of the American people.

American Studies 100 researched American Christmas traditions,
wrote them on ornaments, and decorated a tree.

2014 Tree