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American Studies

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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Allie Pearce ’20

Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

How American Studies can change your perspective and enhance your flexibility
Steven Duong

In Pursuit of Poetry

Steven Duong ’19 began writing poetry seriously as a second-year student at Grinnell. Fast-forward to his senior year, and he is preparing to pursue poetry writing during…

Scholar to Discuss Women’s Response to White Supremacy, Fascism

Valerie Ann Johnson, who holds a faculty chair and directs Africana Women’s Studies at Bennett College in North Carolina, will give a lecture about how women respond to white supremacy and fascism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 152 of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.

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