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Bachelor of Arts
American Studies offers students the opportunity to explore American life and culture through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. This interdivisional program consists of courses dealing with American history, literature, society, government, media, arts and music, thought and belief, education and economics.
Students pursuing an American Studies major are encouraged to make creative use of a large degree of flexibility in their choice of individual courses. Academic coherence within the program is promoted by a carefully designed overall curricular structure, by the requirement for a self-designed and advisor-approved concentration (e.g., American Communities; Popular Culture; Politics and Justice; Minority Experience; Literature and History) to be fashioned from at least three elective courses, and by an integrative senior project, which might take the form of a research essay, a documentary or creative work in a variety of possible media.
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