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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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Friedman Authors Book on Sports Movies

Friedman_Lester_NewBook-2From “Raging Bull” to “Bull Durham,” Professor Emeritus of Media and Society Lester Friedman’s new book covers the full spectrum of athletic-based movies. Titled Sports Movies, the book is part…
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Commencement 2020: Curry ’75 to Deliver Address; Greenawalt ’66 and Jemison will also receive Honorary Degrees

Commencement-honorariesDuring the spring Commencement exercises, Hobart and William Smith will award the institution’s highest honor to three individuals whose profound personal and professional achievements intersect with critical aspects of the…
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