The American Studies major helps students acquire a knowledge of history, society, politics and culture that will enable them to better comprehend the world in which they live. In addition, students will learn about the diversity and "meaning" of the American experience.
This major will also assist the student in developing his or her critical thinking skills: analysis, problem-solving, research, writing, and evaluation. The major not only emphasizes content and information, but is designed to foster the transferable skills and attitudes which will increase the ability of American studies majors to find employment, no matter what their occupational goals. American studies majors may also opt to seek licensure as an elementary teacher.
For more information about the American Studies major, contact Dr. Thomas J. Carty, (413) 748-3354 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.