Interdisciplinary Studies

American Studies: American Cultural Studies

Once thought of as the world's "melting pot," American culture has evolved into a richly complex multicultural mosaic.

American culture is a fusion of history, politics, sociology, literature, the visual and performing arts, philosophy and religion that reflects the diverse heritages of its citizens. As an American studies major with a concentration in American cultural studies in one of the nation's formative cities, you will gain a holistic understanding of the United States through a focus on its institutions, organizations, myths, values, ideologies, cultural practices and cultural products.