Our courses engage multifaceted understandings of indigenous communities; settlement; colonialism; migration; race/racism; and social, economic, cultural and political change. Majors develop the methodological, theoretical, and research skills to conduct independent interdisciplinary research. The American Studies department is also distinct in our commitment to community-based learning.
Can a nation have a soul? In this course students will ground their responses to this question by interrogating the meaning of soul in American culture and history.
Focusing on the United States, this course introduces students to foundational questions and texts central to Education Studies.