American Conversations (AMCON)

American Conversations is a learning community that introduces students in their first two years to the liberal arts through an integrated sequence of four courses. Over that time students pursue conversations that have shaped the history and culture of the United States and seek to live Thomas Jefferson’s dream that free and educated citizens should learn to understand what is going on in the world and to keep their part of it going right.

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • Rel 121
  • AMCON 110
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • GE/Elective
  • AMCON 111
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information
  • Each year approximately 38 first-year students are admitted to American Conversations.
  • Entering first-year students receive information about the program soon after their admission to St. Olaf College.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • None
Placement

There are no placement procedures for this program.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, American Conversations – DeAne Lagerquist (lagerqui@stolaf.edu)