Coordinator: Jeffrey Insko, English
Executive Committee: Graham Cassano (Sociology), Todd A. Estes (History), Jeffrey Insko (English), Andrea Knutson (English), Kathleen Pfeiffer (English)
Affiliated Faculty: Daniel J. Clark (History), John Corso (Art History), David Dulio (Political Science), Joanne Lipson Freed (English), Diane Hartmus (Political Science), Baily McDaniel (English), Karen A.J. Miller (History), Roger Larocca (Political Science), Teri Towner (Political Science)
The American studies concentration provides both a broad understanding of the American experience and an introduction to the practice of focused interdisciplinary study. The concentration is taken in addition to a departmental major. By electing departmental courses with an American focus in two or three areas outside the major and framing the concentration with two interdisciplinary American studies courses, students may expect to gain a coherent sense of the national experience and appreciate the various contributions of different academic disciplines.
Although not a vocationally directed program, the American studies concentration should be of particular interest to students preparing for careers in law, government and journalism, and those planning graduate work in American studies or any of its contributing disciplines.
The concentration requirements are listed below. Students interested in pursuing this concentration should file a plan of study with the coordinator.