The English Department encourages upper-division majors
with particular literary/critical interests to pursue
them formally by selecting an area of specialization.
The American Cultures & Global Contexts specialization
offers students an opportunity to study authors and
topics drawn from a broad historical range. We also
encourage students to develop a comparative understanding
of the field.
In practice, this includes exploring how different
aspects of American culture interact, and interrogating
the ways regional, hemispheric and global trends shape,
and are shaped by, American cultural expressions. Students
are encouraged to consult with members of the for advice in selecting their courses.