How did Donald Trump become president of the United States? How did Nike sneakers become associated with ‘Black Lives Matter’? How did gun ownership become a central question of American politics? What do people really mean when they say gender is ‘performative’?
Is this the program for you?
You want to understand why U.S. politics became so ‘polarized’, or how the Kardashians became so famous. You want to make a podcast about Childish Gambino, write a convincing editorial about U.S. immigration, or read a novel in Spanish. You want to work at an embassy, write for a T.V. show, or pursue a doctoral degree at a top U.S. university. Then American Studies is the perfect program for you!