Program Goals
  1. Analyze American society and culture through the concepts and methods of a least four different fields of study
  2. Identify and understand the role that the following four dimensions have played in shaping American society and culture: power and responsibility; identity; the natural and human-made environment; cultural and social expression
  3. Synthesize and communicate connections among both the fields of study and the shaping dimensions
  4. Identify and assess the distinctive role of the United States in an international and an intercultural context
General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)
  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
  2. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
  3. Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
  4. Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
  5. Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
  6. Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
  7. Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
  8. Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
  9. Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
  10. Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
  11. Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.