The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes: an understanding of what it means to think historically: locating subjects in time and place and being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time; critical and interpretive thinking skills using course's primary source materials; the ability to identify different types of sources of historical knowledge; analytical writing skills and close reading skills; and effective oral communication skills.
An interdisciplinary undergraduate major that seeks to convey a broad understanding of American culture and society in all their complexity.
Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space.
Asian American Studies
Explore the artistic, historical, humanistic, political, and social dimensions of Asian Americans, including: artistic and cultural contributions; current social significance; historical experiences; immigration, intellectual, and policy issues.
Analyze the social, cultural and psychological impact of communication processes, technologies, and media using both quantitative and qualitative methods.