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Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, American Studies is not an indoctrination scheme created behind closed doors in the Pentagon, nor is it a winning the hearts and minds campaign from the Vietnam era. It is merely the study of the United States through its literature, philosophy, history, poliĀ­tics, music, art and pop culture.

The term "American Studies" encompasses a vast range of disĀ­ciplines, all of which examine the multiple cultures found within the United States. As a result, classes are taught by professors from the humanities and social sciences departments.