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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

American Studies and Culture Graduate Program

Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes for the graduate program in American studies include the following:

  1. Demonstrate broad, critical, and interdisciplinary knowledge of American culture both historically and in the contemporary context, as well as nationally and in a global context.
  2. Synthesize knowledge from several disciplinary perspectives and think critically about the limits of disciplinary knowledge domains.
  3. Analyze primary source evidence from written, visual, and oral genres.
  4. Identify and employ primary and secondary source materials located through library and online scholarly research tools.
  5. Design and complete original research in the discipline and an interdisciplinary area of specialization.
  6. Write clear, publishable analytic prose scholarship.
  7. Contribute critically to professional and to public conversations about American culture.
  8. Teach undergraduate curriculum in American and ethnic studies effectively.


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