Academics

enlarged photo of Americans Abroad students in GalwayThe American Studies curriculum provides a critical perspective on "American" culture from a variety of vantage points. Students are encouraged to make connections between a range of disciplinary fields including art, anthropology, architecture, communication, comparative religion, economics, English, geography, history, music, philosophy, political science, sociology, and theater.

They can also draw from established interdisciplinary programs including:

  • Black World Studies
  • Film Studies,
  • Jewish Studies
  • International Studies
  • Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

In addition, students have the opportunity to explore alternative interdisciplinary approaches to American culture including African American studies, Asian American studies, ethnic studies, film and media studies, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, Latino/a studies, Native American Studies, material culture studies, popular culture studies, and urban studies.

American Studies (AMS) offers an interdisciplinary major and minor that explores American culture from multiple perspectives.