Learning Outcomes

  1. Master the following critical thinking skills:
    • Demonstrate the skill of close reading of cultural texts and the ability to make meaningful connections between different kinds of texts;
    • Demonstrate the ability to use written communication and expression to analyze and synthesize multiple texts;
    • Demonstrate the ability to imagine and construct discourse to reach different audiences;
    • Demonstrate the ability to construct and present an analytical argument.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of U.S. culture in a global context
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of how American Studies frames arguments about culture by employing methods and sources from multiple fields and disciplines
  4. Demonstrate critical self-awareness and the ability to articulate the relationship between culture and one's individual beliefs and values
  5. Demonstrate the ability to identify and use analytical skills and knowledge necessary for engaged citizenship in a participatory democracy.