What courses will you take?
The B.A. in American Studies is an interdisciplinary program, allowing you to choose courses from different disciplines (such as the arts, history, literature, political science, psychology, economics, sociology) to analyze American culture, social structures and problems, and avenues of change.
Sample core courses include Values in American Culture, U.S. History to 1877, U.S. History since 1877, American Literary Traditions, Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to American Politics.
Choose one of two concentrations:
- General Concentration — Choose two disciplines (such as arts and political science) and take two to three courses from each as well as an interdisciplinary course. Courses for General Concentration
- Sports Studies Concentration — Study the place of sports in American culture through courses that explore and engage sports directly, contextually and experientially. Anyone working in sports business, for example, needs not only to understand business concepts but also history and sociology, and likely politics and communication. Courses for Sports Studies Concentration
You can also choose an American Studies concentration through the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program.