College of Humanities and Social Sciences

American Studies BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture by analyzing the functioning of American cultural texts within historic contexts, using knowledge developed by different disciplines.
  • Students will express an understanding of American cultural diversity that recognizes the historical construction and functioning of categories of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, or region.
  • Students will become informed citizens who understand American political and social issues within historical, cultural, and global contexts.
  • Students will interpret and analyze critically a range of cultural documents and expressive forms.
  • Students will design and carry out an original interdisciplinary research project exploring American culture that makes use of both primary and secondary sources.
  • Students will communicate complex ideas about American culture in clear and well-organized written papers and oral presentations.


*Retrieved from AMS February 16, 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.