American Studies

Program Information

The concentration in American studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American culture. The concentration provides an excellent background for a wide variety of pursuits. Students will take six courses focusing on American institutions in fine arts, history, literature, music, political science, psychology, sociology, and religion. The concentration also offers a focus on Native American and African American Studies.


Justin Berry, Associate Professor of Political Science. BA Villanova University MA Loyola Marymount University MA Fielding Graduate Institute PhD University of Southern California

Charlene Boyer Lewis (Chair), Professor of History. BA Kalamazoo College MA American University PhD University of Virginia