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. 

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Meklit Hadero's talk, "Global Diaspora: Art, Culture and Pan-Africanism," will explore the connections between the Global African Diaspora, highlighting both 20th and 21st century ideas of Pan-Africanism.

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