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American Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of courses in American Studies, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the basic perspectives of social science disciplines, particularly the concepts of power, through their application to American cultural artifacts and socio-political texts.
  • Integrate basic social sciences approaches and methodologies and their application to course topics.
  • Distinguish the functions of different forms of artistic and literary expression in American social, cultural and political forces, issues and ideas.
  • Demonstrate an ability to discuss major historic, literary, artistic, and social movements in the United States.
  • Evaluate information in primary sources.


Credit, Degree Applicable Courses