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The objective of the American Studies Program is to promote interdisciplinary study and understanding of American history and society; American economic and political institutions; and the beliefs, values, codes of behavior, expressive arts, myths, and symbols that constitute American culture. The program is good preparation for graduate training and for professional careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, communications, law, public service, business, planning, social work, teaching, publishing, historic preservation, and museum work. Courses are distributed among at least four academic departments or major programs and examine the following key themes: power and responsibility, identity, the natural and human-made environment, and cultural and social expression.

Department Chair
Mary Marchand | 410.337.6268 |

Majors, Minors & Programs of Study


Benjamin Snyder
Benjamin Snyder
"Despite being young, be confident in your abilities and really push to have your voice heard."