American Culture Studies (AMCS) and Asian American Studies (AAS) make up a multidisciplinary program that provides students with singular opportunities for in-depth mentorship and intellectual growth in community-oriented learning environments. AMCS and AAS students pursue an interconnected understanding of American history, culture, and society in all their complexities. Students explore topics in cultural studies that demand multiple perspectives and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. Students who pursue the AMCS major, AMCS minor, or AAS minor are part of a truly distinctive program organized around enriching learning experiences and focused on issues of diversity, inequality, and identity in the American past and present.
The AMCS major, AMCS minor, and AAS minor are designed such that students from any field or school can complete the requirements while pursuing other majors or minors. Pairing AMCS or AAS coursework with a major in a complementary discipline is an enhancing model of cultural study, and AMCS and AAS work closely with students to ensure fulfilling outcomes.
AMCS and AAS give majors and minors considerable freedom in defining their course of study, allowing them to learn how cultural studies is done in the humanities and social sciences while considering a wide range of historical periods, geographical regions, cultural dynamics, and social issues. We offer especially attentive advising, helping ensure students have an enriching experience while pursuing their specific interests within a diverse curriculum.