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American Studies Program Learning Outcomes

A successful graduate of the American Studies Master's program will be able to:

Content and Critical Thinking
1. Employ higher order, multidisciplinary, historically informed critical thinking about American culture. 

2. Critique the cultural diversity of the American experience, especially in terms of class, ethnicity, religion, gender, and race.

Research and Writing Skills
3. Produce persuasive, nuanced, fact-based interpretations reflecting a close critical reading and sustained analysis of relevant primary and secondary sources. 

Theory and Methodology
4. Identify, assess, and integrate different disciplinary, methodological, interpretive, and theoretical approaches to the study of American culture.