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Academic 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.

Experiential 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 environmental activism.

Employment 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.

 

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