American studies is a flexible degree program that allows students to study American culture and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. The major encourages independence and individuality as it offers students a unique opportunity to structure their own education and to take advantage of the resources of multiple departments at Lafayette.



The major brings together American studies core courses and a wide array of electives based in academic departments.

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American studies is unique in its efforts to combine distinct fields of inquiry. It investigates, for example, where history merges with literature or where art intersects with anthropology.

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Mary Jo Lodge
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248 N. 3rd Street, Rm. 113
Easton, PA 18042
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