American Culture Studies (AMCS) is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with singular opportunities for in-depth mentorship and focused and comfortable learning environments. AMCS teaches a deep understanding of American history, culture, and society across diverse complexities and issues. Students explore topics in cultural studies that demand multiple perspectives and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. Students who major or minor in AMCS are part of a truly unique program organized around enriching learning experiences and an emphasis on issues of diversity, inequality, and identity in the American past and present.
AMCS offers a major and a minor, and students from any field or school can easily take these classes and move along the tracks. Pairing the major with a second major in a complementary discipline is an enhancing model of cultural study, and AMCS works closely with students to ensure that double-majoring functions well.
AMCS gives majors considerable freedom in defining their course of study, allowing them to learn how cultural studies is done in the humanities and social sciences and in consideration of different historical periods and geographical regions. AMCS offers especially attentive advising, helping students to have a cohesive experience and to pursue their specific interests within a diverse curriculum.