American Studies

Academic Level
Graduate, Undergraduate

American studies at the U of M is one of the leading programs of its kind in the U.S. and globally, ranking as the #2 American studies department at a public institution in the country, and #5 overall. Approaching the study of U.S. culture from a local, global, regional, and transnational perspective, our courses challenge students to examine issues from a variety of different geographic scales and locations. Courses offered by the department explore a wide range of topics, including popular culture, politics, migration, religion, history, race, gender, and sexuality, as well as important issues such as America’s changing place in the world, foreign policy, the events of 9/11, and economic crises and inequality.

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  • Undergraduate-level classes are 1000-4000. Graduate-level classes are 5000-7000.

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