American Studies


The American Studies minor is a five-course cluster available to students in any major who are interested in a multidisciplinary examination of American culture. American Studies draws upon the perspectives of many disciplines to examine American life, history, and culture, as well as the United States’ global engagements, the diverse experiences of individuals and groups living in the United States, and the many ways that those individuals and groups have imagined and debated what it means to be American. The minor offers students opportunities to study American culture from a multidisciplinary perspective and provides a useful background for students preparing for careers in law, government, writing, the arts, international affairs, education, and others.

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Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

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