Are you interested in all things American? Are you drawn by questions about America’s role in the past, current controversies, or likely future?
The American Studies major develops the student’s understanding of the history, politics, religious values, and cultural expression of America. The program is designed to grow the student’s appreciation of America’s culture, political distinctiveness, and global context.
The major integrates several disciplines to lay the foundation for historical inquiry, analysis, and critical reasoning. Courses within American Studies include Military History, Colonial History, The American Character, and The Civil War. Many Erskine students in American Studies spend an exciting semester in Washington, D.C., where they participate in the American Studies Program of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Graduates of the American Studies program are prepared to enter law school, graduate schools of history or political science, or careers in government or business.