School of Interdisciplinary Studies American StudiesCollege of Liberal Arts

American Studies

Founded in the 1960s, American Studies program is invested in studying the ways American culture shapes and influences the ways people live.  The program provides students with opportunities to explore American culture through a diversity of ideas, texts, objects, institutions, practices, and histories, as well as the complex social and political relationships that continue to shape the evolving configurations of Americanness. Our interdisciplinary program promotes the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and the exploration of questions that generate new understandings of colonization, disability, diversity, environmentalism, ethnicity, gender, incarceration, inequality, media, migration, protest, race, sexuality, technology, transnationalism, and violence.    

For more information, contact Andrea Furrer, Program Assistant for American Studies.

Giving to American Studies

American Studies Major

American Studies Minor

American Studies

Beering Hall
Purdue University
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Academic Advising
Advisors Directory
(765) 494.3670
(765) 496.1910 (FAX)

Undergraduate students

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

© 2021 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by CLA

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Webmaster.

Some content on this site may require the use of a special plug-in or application. Please visit our plug-ins page for links to download these applications.