As an American studies concentrator, you take a holistic, interdisciplinary look at American culture, examining race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and political culture in a historical, intellectual, and social context. In addition to required courses and a mentored advanced project, you can choose from an extensive course list in the humanities and social studies. American Studies can equip you for graduate work and careers in law, library work, museology, research, teaching, politics, journalism, publishing, and more. 


Lisa Doris Alexander ’97 discusses what film, television, and sports tell us about race relations in the United States on Nov. 17.

Scott recognized for outstanding achievements that have enhanced the quality of life for all Iowans.