AmCon is more than a series of courses about America. It’s a community of students who learn from each other through conversation – about America, but also about being an active citizen of any community, and about living a fulfilling life in the 21st century.
The community starts in the classroom. Because we meet as a community for four semesters in a row, everyone in class gets to know each other, and conversations feel more like sharing ideas among friends and colleagues.
Our conversations carry over into the dining hall and dorm lounges. All AmCon students live in the same first-year dorm, so it’s easy to find fellow AmConners to check on an assignment, talk about a reading, or just exchange ideas about politics and society. Some classes have worked together to stage a performance of Vaudeville.
We combine learning with community in field trips to the Twin Cities, to visit museums such as the Mill City Museum and the Walker Art Center…
… theaters like the Guthrie or the Mixed Blood …
… or tour civic spaces like the Minneapolis Park System.
When you join a learning community like AmCon, you might just form friendships that last a lifetime.