Consider the very idea of what America means, and what it might be.
You have the lead role in the drama production, you formed your own rock band, and you have a starting spot on the basketball team. Your interests range from entertainment, to sports, to fine arts, to finance. How can you possibly choose just one major?
With American Studies, you don’t have to. An interdisciplinary major, American Studies allows you to mix and match courses in history, English, art, political science, and even economics.
If you don’t know what you want to do after college, or if you need a major to prepare you for your career as a writer-professor-actor-musician, American Studies will give you a background in a wide range of disciplines, as well as the skills to help you accomplish your diverse goals.
Areas of Study
- Art and Art History
- Environmental Studies
- Political Science
Turk McCleskey, a historian who teaches at Virginia Military Institute, is the author of The Road to Black Ned’s Forge. He speaks October 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge.
Taylor Frey ’17 had a front seat to history while working as a White House intern over the summer.
A Veterans Day performance to be staged in Decker Theatre is built around student interviews with area veterans of WWII, conducted for the C.V. Starr Center’s StoryQuest oral histories project, “The Real War.” The November 11 event includes music, projected images and spoken word performances.