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Because American Studies is a small major, we build close relations within the department, and students get to know both each other and their teachers.

We like to think of ourselves as fostering a small liberal arts college field in an often-overwhelming large university.

School fo Akule by Wayne Levin

"School of Akule" by Wayne Levin

Some of the ways we build community are:

  • A mentorship program that connects our new majors to our older majors or to graduate students.
  • The Careers in American Studies Series, which are informational panels and workshops to help students research different kinds of careers, graduate and professional schools
  • Coffee Hours that invite students to stop by, meet other majors, graduate students and faculty, and occasionally also host information sessions on student scholarships and internships.
  • The American Studies Undergraduate Leaders Club, which was created by undergraduates for undergraduates who want to build a community of scholars, and to encourage scholars who want to be involved in the community