American Studies


Explore America in all its facets.

This minor will give you a better understanding of both past and present America — invaluable perspective for majors in the humanities and social sciences. It is also an excellent choice for those pursuing a career in education.

What you’ll study

You’ll analyze the historical and contemporary intersection of American politics, literature, culture, and art. You can customize your minor by choosing specific areas of study within these different subjects, such as the Cold War or African-American literature.

I am particularly passionate about how the past has shaped contemporary American culture today. This minor allows me to view such pivotal moments in our nation’s history through very unique perspectives.

Andres Elvira '18
Sociology Major
Porter Ranch, CA

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