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American Studies

The culture of the United States is a distinctive blend of traditions and institutions from around the globe with innovations and concepts unique to this country. The American Studies program offers students an understanding of how America's many cultures contribute to the tapestry of American society. Through the study of interpretive works, folklore and folk life, and fine and popular culture, American Studies majors celebrate the diversity of American experiences and examine difficult questions about race, gender, class and other factors that affect American lives.

African American and African Studies

The study of African American and African culture and politics will give you a deep appreciation of the impact on modern society. You will draw on multiple academic disciplines, including history, literature, art, dance,anthropology and political science, to gain a thorough understanding of the nature of African American and African societies, their struggles and traditions of the past and present. You will learn from professors who are active in their disciplines and areas of specialization.