American Studies Major

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. understanding and functional use of terms, theories, analytic frameworks, and key texts in the field of American Studies.
  2. the ability to read and assess documentary evidence from a variety of written, visual, media, and performance sources
  3. the ability to do independent research and situate their research within the methodological and theoretical practices of the field, using disciplinary and interdisciplinary tools.
  4. 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.

March 2008