By graduation we expect our majors will have become:
- Adept at close reading of both primary and secondary sources
- Capable of interpreting sources that are written, visual, material, and, at least to some extent, aural.
- Attentive to the production of culture and to social and political change in a range of historical periods and social contexts.
- Informed about the multi-ethnic and multi-racial components of American society and culture.
- Capable of connecting scholarly work to contemporary issues of community, societal, national, and international concern.
- Capable of producing a well researched, well written, and persuasively argued, extended analytical essay on a topic of their choosing.
Professor Frank Couvares talks with students during a Global Valley (AMST 111) field trip to Holyoke.