offerings: The American Studies Department is particularly
invested in promoting urban public history and public humanities
as vehicles for civic engagement, education, and social change.
In course projects and experiential learning activities, students
unearth forgotten or marginalized urban stories, places, and
struggles, while developing innovative platforms for educating
the broader St. Louis community about their meaning and worth.
learning: Undergraduates benefit from the American Studies
Department's extensive links with a range of local and civic
institutions, testing ideas from the classroom through experiential
learning projects in fields ranging from community organizing
to urban public history, historic preservation to neighborhood
opportunities: American Studies graduates benefit from
the department's strong ties with local and regional organizations
working in the fields of urban public history and education.
After graduation, many pursue their interests in such urban
educational ventures by developing careers as curators and
archivists, scholars and teachers, preservationists and journalists.