American Studies

Welcome to American Studies

Exploring American culture past and present

American Studies provides students with an opportunity to explore the rich diversity of the United States of America – its people and its cultures. Students develop a perspective on America that is broader than the perspective of any one discipline; and, by analyzing American culture and society, they can better understand their own experiences and those of other Americans past and present.

Be it history, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, or sociology, all the courses in the program focus on some aspect of the experience of living and working in America. The program also provides students with an understanding of the various aspects of American culture: elite and popular, written and oral, audio and visual.