American Studies Major
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate:
- understanding and functional use of terms, theories, analytic frameworks, and key texts in the field of American Studies.
- the ability to read and assess documentary evidence from a variety of written, visual, media, and performance sources
- the ability to do independent research and situate their research within the methodological and theoretical practices of the field, using disciplinary and interdisciplinary tools.
- familiarity with a range of the disciplinary approaches that enhance the study of American culture (politics, life, diversity, media, environment, economy, or institutions), including at least one deeper disciplinary experience.