What will I learn from my American Studies major?

American Studies allows students to develop a core set of skills in a liberal-arts setting.

Here is a list of skills that American Studies majors develop over the course of their academic career at the University of Mary Washington:

  • Gain knowledge of the United States’ complex and diverse culture, society, and history.
  • Incorporate aspects of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality in the explication of American life.
  • Understand the relationship between the present and future with the past.
  • Integrate knowledge from several disciplinary perspectives.
  • Read and assess primary and secondary sources from a variety of genres and mediums.
  • Synthesize independent research findings in a written format.
  • Utilize technological resources in research, data analysis, and presentation.
  • Communicate evidence and analysis orally.

Click here to view student timeline projects from AMST 303B: Virginia Studies.