American Conversations — or “Amcon” as it is known on campus — is an interdisciplinary learning community open to all St. Olaf students interested in an in-depth exploration of America.
Over a sequence of four integrated courses, students examine:
- American culture — from literature to art to film to popular culture
- American history and how that history has been continually reinterpreted over the years
- America’s values and role in the world and what those values and roles should be
- The meaning of citizenship, both in the classroom and the surrounding community