American Studies - Student Spotlight
American Studies Major and a member of Phi Beta Kappa
"In this program, we've focused on different eras in American development, from the Puritans right up to the present. But that's not all - we also looked at American life and tradition from all sorts of unusual areas, such as jazz, sociology, and religion.
It helps to broaden your views of what it means to be American as well as the different components that make up this nation. I decided to do my concentration in politics, as this has always been one of my passions, and I believe that doing so will provide me with a strong academic basis when I attend law school next year. As for my 45-page independent research project, I appreciate that I had the opportunity to focus on a topic that really meant a lot to me personally - Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her work with Special Olympics."