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 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