A minor in American Studies introduces students to a variety of methods for exploring American society, and it challenges you to question why American culture developed as it did and what influences have shaped this nation’s identity. Students pursuing the American Studies minor follow their own interests and choose five courses from different departments on campus.
As a double major in politics and communication I have been able to learn about how our country and society functions, but not our history. As an American Studies minor I am able to learn about the past that has shaped our nation. It wasn't until I took my American Studies class that I got the opportunity to read and analyze the thoughts behind important documents in our nation's history such as the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
Samuel Brandeis '18
Politics and Communication Majors with American Studies Minor