Majors

Try student-designed concentrations, intensive faculty advising

American Studies Major

American Studies Major

In the American studies major, students can discover the complexity and diversity of this nation's history, literature, and culture by focusing their interdisciplinary study and research on the US or the broader Americas.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Interdisciplinary Studies Major

In the ILA, our majors are not structured on a preconceived notion of a field. Structure and rigor grow from a student's intellectual passions and is ensured by close consultation with faculty advisers.

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Minors

Explore the broader social context of your major

American Studies Minor

American Studies Minor

The American studies minor allows students from other majors to supplement their study with exploration of themes distinctive of the American context, both the US and the broader Americas.

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Science, Culture, and Society Minor

Science, Culture, and Society Minor

This minor is for social scientists and humanists interested in how science integrates with their field, and science-focused students interested in how humanities and social sciences integrate with theirs.

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Sustainability Minor

Sustainability Minor

The sustainability minor acknowledges the issue of sustainability as one of the most theoretically and practically complex questions of our times.

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Development Studies Minor

Development Studies Minor

The development studies minor supplements a student's major with study of the historical and theoretical bases of development studies, pursued particularly with a human-rights approach.

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The course schedule lists classes offered by the Institute of the Liberal Arts. Take a look at what's available.

FAQs and Resources

FAQs

FAQs

We asked our current students to suggest questions they think new students might have. See what questions they came up with—and our answers.

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Honors

Honors

Students with the requisite GPA can discuss with the director of undergraduate studies the possibility of having their senior project in AMST or IDS stand for Honors.

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Internships

Internships

Primarily for AMST or IDS majors who have identified an internship on their own, our Internship courses allow students to earn academic credit for study related to work experience that is intrinsically interdisciplinary.

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Writing Manual

Writing Manual

Writing Resources, used by our instructors, focuses on common writing problems. The errors explained in this downloadable manual correspond to those you might make on your papers.

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