American Studies

Senior Program

Coursework in American studies culminates in a unique interdisciplinary seminar, often team taught by professors in two different discplines, on a special topic in American cultural life. Honors students in American studies complete a final project — usually a thesis, but creative work and field research projects are also possible — completed under the supervision of the program director.

Recent honors projects in American studies include:

  • Madam C.J. Walker: A Pioneer in the Beauty Industry in Turn-of-the-Century America
  • "The Very Heart of the American Process:" The Evolution of Dissent from HUAC to Vietnam