Explore the rich complexities of this place, this culture, this vision: The United States of America. In Boston, the very “city on a hill” where so much of it began.
The American Studies program provides an interdisciplinary understanding of the foundations and expressions of American society and culture. The program is comprised of a selection of courses in history, politics, sociology, literature, the performing and visual arts, philosophy and religion.
These liberal arts-based courses provide an appreciation of the attributes of diversity and change in the life of a society and in the lives of individuals in their various roles in the workplace, families and as citizens.
The major in American Studies can serve as a valuable educational background for future study and careers in the fields of law, teaching, the academic professions, business, media and journalism, cultural institutions, social service and politics. The program is of value both to the student who comes to the United States with an international background and the student who has grown up as part of the diverse and changing American experience.