American Studies

B.A.
B.G.S.
Minor

Concentrations: 
Overview: 

What exactly is “America”? America as we’ve known it is changing. The nation is experiencing greater racial and ethnic diversity. Concerns about the environment, food and poverty, and sustainability are being addressed, and solutions sought. The public is demanding greater equality for all, regardless of sexual preference or socioeconomic status. American culture is becoming increasingly diverse and its population more transnational. What are the meanings and boundaries of American citizenship? Who is an “American” and who or what determines this?

The Department of American Studies at KU engages you in these discussions to equip you with a broad understanding of history, society and culture so that you can intelligently participate in the complex issues of the present day. We offer you a major, minor or double major in American Studies, a minor in Latina/o Studies, and soon a minor in social justice.

Why choose American Studies? Because America is changing and you have an important part to play in our global future.

Career options: 

Our alumni are employed in varied careers such as: book and magazine editing, journalism, social service work and administration, human resource management, sales and marketing, law, museums, public radio and other environments that are enriched by a liberal arts background. For more information on career options, visit the KU career center website!


American Studies Program

http://americanstudies.ku.edu/
amerst@ku.edu
785-864-4011
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Advisor name: 
Ruben Flores
Advisor title: 
Undergraduate Director
Advisor email: 
flores@ku.edu
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