The American Studies major at Roger Williams University is an interdisciplinary major constructed from courses offered by American Studies specialists and courses on aspects of American culture offered by the faculties of a variety of other departments, including English, Political Science, Music and Historic Preservation. Students will focus on the regional and sub-cultural diversity of the United States, while at the same time exploring the shared history and values of the nation.
As an American Studies major, you will formulate your own flexible program of study in consultation with an American Studies advisor. Among the American Studies courses are offerings in areas such as regional studies (New England, Urban America, Southwestern Cultures), intellectual studies (Education in American Culture, Varieties of Religious Experience, American Mind) studies of specific groups within the American population (Experiences of Race, Culture and Gender; Class and Culture; Ethnic Cultures) and studies in popular culture (movies, television).
B.A. North Park College
M.A., Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
B.A. Carleton College
M.A.T. National-Louis University
M.A. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. Michigan State University