Middlebury

 
Students who major in American Studies should be able to:
  • understand the development of American cultures in various historical contexts;
  • situate U.S. national cultures and communities within a global context;
  • competently utilize the theories and methods of American studies;
  • apply critical reading skills to various media and types of texts;
  • culturally and historically contextualize a range of identity categories (e.g., race and ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, and class);
  • complete a substantial independent research project.