American Studies
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American Studies Major

Overview

American Studies is a multi-disciplinary program that offers students the flexibility to work across disciplines to address major questions about American culture and society.

Students may focus on a time period and study it from a number of disciplinary angles, or they may focus on a theme such as popular culture, ethnicity, gender, political culture, etc.

Like other liberal arts majors, American Studies leads
students in many different directions. In addition to graduate school and law school, an American Studies major can provide a solid base for work in public history, museum curatorship, historic preservation, journalism, creative consultant work, business, and so on. 

 

 
April Schultz

Dr. April Schultz

Curious about your American studies professors? Learn more about our distinguished American studies faculty

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Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

May Term

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.