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Majors & Minors


The Department of American Culture offers two majors: one in American Culture and the other in Latina/o Studies. Each of these provide students with flexibility while assuring a core set of skills courses and experiences.  Students in these programs grapple with the most pressing issues facing the nation. To puzzle over these questions, our students engage comparative ethnic studies, history, literature, film/media studies, religion, music, art, digital technologies, women's studies, folklore, sexuality studies, and ethnography. American Culture's curriculum allows students a better understanding of the nation's diversity and the U.S.'s role in a global context. We explore what it has meant — and continues to mean — to claim to be an "American." Appointments with the respective advisor can be scheduled online. If specified on the Advising page, appointments may be scheduled by emailing the respective advisor.


American Culture currently offers six minors: American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies; Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies; Digital Studies; Latina/o Studies; and Native American Studies. Students in our minors receive the skills to be quick thinking and culturally sophisticated in careers that range across a wide spectrum. Each minor gives students information and techniques from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines related to their interests.For details on the requirements for each minor, visit:


Schedule an appointment with an advisor for any of these minor plans. Please note: American Culture does not typically offer advising over the summer months. If you need an appointment during this time, please e-mail the undergraduate program coordinator.