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American Studies

Focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the United States and its Pre-Columbian and colonial predecessors, including the flow of immigrants from other societies. Related CIP Program: 05.0102 American/United States Studies/Civilization.

Specializations in the Major: History and political science; literature, language, and the arts; popular culture.

Typical Sequence of College Courses: English composition, American history, American government, American literature, American popular culture, seminar (reporting on research). Typical Sequence of High School Courses: English, algebra, foreign language, history, literature, public speaking, social science.

Career Snapshot: American studies is an interdisciplinary major that allows you to concentrate on the aspect of American culture that is of greatest interest to you—for example, history, the arts, or social and ethnic groups. Many, perhaps most, graduates use this major as a springboard to postgraduate or professional training that prepares for a career in college teaching, business, law, the arts, politics, or some other field.


  

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