American Studies
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American Studies

Zora Neale Hurston

Author Zora Neale Hurston

The American Studies program interprets American culture form an interdisciplinary point of view that combines critical social science and humanities approaches. The program provides a basis for graduate study in a variety of fields, as well as an excellent background for law, journalism, and other professional careers.


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Independent Study Urges Young People to Explore Their Identities

Makker independent studyAs part of an independent study, studio art major Grace Hammett '20 and architectural studies major Caroline Turino '20 published an online booklet and website titled “Today I am…” that…
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Unconventional Path Leads Dake '67 to Endow Scholarship

Dake-Gary-duA desire to help students succeed inspired Gary Dake '67 to create and now endow a scholarship at the Colleges — but to get there, he took an unconventional path.…
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Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.